Word of the day: Couthy

(adj.)  /ˈkuːθi/

Couthy (alternately, couthie), is a sweet little word that can refer to either a person or a place. It can mean warm and friendly or cozy and comfortable, respectively. We could all use some more couthy places in our lives.

Examples of use:
The group of friends sat late into the night, enjoying some couthy jokes.
This book is full of couthy characters whom you can’t help but love.

What a couthy wee tavern!
Her house was modern yet couthy, making it a great place for dinner parties.

Etymology: Early 18th century, apparently from Old English cūth ‘known’ + -y  (also -ie).

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