There are 3 main definitions of cos in English:

Share this entry

cos 1

Syllabification: cos
(also cos lettuce)

noun

Another term for romaine.
Example sentences
  • Dill pickles, a bit of cos lettuce, slithers of Parmesan - that's all you need.
  • Tear basil, mint, coriander, parsley and cos and place in a large salad or mixing bowl.
  • The cold entrées were Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad, with cos lettuce and croutons dressed with shaved Parmesan cheese, and Avocado, Pancetta and Stilton Salad on a bed of mixed leaves with baby spinach.

Origin

Late 17th century: named after the Aegean island of Cos, where it originated.

Words that rhyme with cos

across, boss, Bros, cross, crosse, doss, dross, emboss, en brosse, floss, fosse, gloss, Goss, joss, Kos, lacrosse, loss, moss, MS-DOS, Ross • because, Boz, Oz, Ros, Roz, schnozz, was

Definition of cos in:

Share this entry

 

There are 3 main definitions of cos in English:

Share this entry

cos 2 Syllabification: cos

abbreviation

Definition of cos in:

Share this entry

 

There are 3 main definitions of cos in English:

Share this entry

cos 3 Line breaks: cos
Pronunciation: /kɒz/
/kəz/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also 'cos)

conjunction

British informal
Because. See also coz1, cuz1. I got quite upset, cos I 'd worked so hard
More example sentences
  • I'm not sure why I've never called her by name coz it's not like she'd mind.
  • It's such a shame coz everything else I'm wearing is actually quite nice.
  • Take a look now, coz I'll probably have given it up by the end of the week.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources