This is cozy, comfy?

I just saw the word cozy, and found it’s similar to comfy.
Are they interchangeable?
I can say your apartment is cozy or comfy, right?

Thank you!!!

I would use cosy to describe an atmosphere (such as the atmosphere of an apartment), and comfy to describe an object (such as a couch).


Loosely they are interchangeable but what @andrewdaniele said for more precise usage.

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Wiktionary can often help with your sort of questions. By the way, I didn’t know that this word has different British and American spellings, so I got to learn something today, too.

cosy (comparative cosier, superlative cosiest)

  1. Affording comfort and warmth; snug; social quotations ▼Synonym: snug Hyponym: gemütlich
  2. warm and comfortableI feel very cosy here in my bed.

Compare that to:

comfy (comparative comfier, superlative comfiest)

  1. (informal) Comfortable. quotations ▼The robe and slippers were so warm and comfy she just fell asleep in her chair.

However, I wouldn’t call my slippers cozy. Cozy is more for a warm, safe, and comfortable environment that surrounds you. When I lie on my bed it is comfy. When I snuggle under the covers it’s cozy. Edit: I could easily say it’s comfy under the covers, too, but I don’t think that I would say it’s cozy laying on top of the bed.

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