Definition of Cozen

1. Verb. Be false to; be dishonest with.




2. Verb. Act with artful deceit.
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Chisel
Derivative terms: Cozenage

3. Verb. Cheat or trick. "He cozened the money out of the old man"
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Gain, Win, Cheat, Chisel, Rip Off
Derivative terms: Cozenage

Definition of Cozen

1. v. t. To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.

2. v. i. To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.

Definition of Cozen

1. Verb. (archaic) To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cozen

1. to deceive [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: deceive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cozen

coyotillos
coypou
coypous
coypu
coypus
coys
coystrel
coystrels
coystril
coystrils
coywolf
coywolves
coz
coze
cozed
cozen (current term)
cozenage
cozenages
cozened
cozener
cozeners
cozening
cozens
cozes
cozey
cozeys
cozie
cozied
cozier
coziers

Literary usage of Cozen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1855)
"This day my cozen Thomas dropped his hanger, and it was lost. 15th. Up betimes, and rode as far as Godmanchester, Mr. Moore having two falls — once in water ..."

2. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1791)
"... deceive and cozen the plaintiff, offering to fell one geld- was, that Vf that gelding of a colt, and thai the faid gelding -was then his ..."

3. The Cheshire Sheaf edited by Francis Sanders, William Ferguson Irvine, J. Brownbill (1896)
"Codicil : " Whereas I have a mortgage on a tenement of my cozen John Poole the younger ... John Hockenhull of Hockenhull and my cozen John Poole the elder. ..."

4. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1855)
"This day my cozen Thomas dropped his hanger, and it was lost. 15th. Up betimes, and rode as far as Godmanchester, Mr. Moore having two falls — once in water ..."

5. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1791)
"... deceive and cozen the plaintiff, offering to fell one geld- was, that Vf that gelding of a colt, and thai the faid gelding -was then his ..."

6. The Cheshire Sheaf edited by Francis Sanders, William Ferguson Irvine, J. Brownbill (1896)
"Codicil : " Whereas I have a mortgage on a tenement of my cozen John Poole the younger ... John Hockenhull of Hockenhull and my cozen John Poole the elder. ..."

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