from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A warm covering, for the head, neck, and chest in cold weather when one is traveling.


  • The upper part of his form, notwithstanding the season required no such defence, was shrouded in a large great-coat, belted over his under habiliments, and crested with a huge cowl of the same stuff, which, when drawn over the head and hat, completely overshadowed both, and, being buttoned beneath the chin, was called a trot-cozy.

    Sir Walter Scott, Waverly

  • Richard Mivane, in his trim ‘Joseph,’ his head cowled in an appropriate 'trotcozy,' and his jaunty self-possession quite restored by the cutting of the Gordian knot of his dilemma, demonstrating his capacity to duly perform all his undertakings, bore himself in a manner calculated to enhance even the high estimation of his fellow-traveler.

    Charles Egbert Craddock, The Frontiersmen


This word is Scottish in origin and came about around 1814. Sometimes 'trot-cozy.'