[Ads-l] coozie

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 27 09:24:00 EDT 2021

You'll find in OED3 that the term started off as the proprietary name
"Koozie," with a trademark filed in 1979. Along with lower-case "koozie,"
the "coozie" spelling has also been attested over the years in more generic

On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 7:26 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Thrice this week I've heard CNN personalities speak of "beer coozies" and
> "campaign coozies."  One even spoke of a "doozie of a coozie."
> You know, the soft plastic holders that help keep cans or plastic cups of
> beverage hot or cold. A campaign coozie bears a political campaign message.
> "Cozies."
> Not what you think.

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