Coster vs Cosier - What's the difference?

coster | cosier |


As nouns the difference between coster and cosier

is that coster is costermonger while cosier is (obsolete) an incompetent tailor.

As an adjective cosier is

(cosy).

coster

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • costermonger
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.}}

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    cosier

    English

    Etymology 1

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (cosy)
  • Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) coussier maker of mattresses, or couseor tailor.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An incompetent tailor.
  • (Shakespeare)
    (Webster 1913)

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