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cagy

[key-jee] /ˈkeɪ dʒi/
adjective, cagier, cagiest.
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British Dictionary definitions for cagy

cagey

/ˈkeɪdʒɪ/
adjective -ier, -iest
1.
(informal) not open or frank; cautious; wary
Derived Forms
cagily, adverb
caginess, noun
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for cagy

cagey

adjective

Shrewd; wary; pawky: a quiet, cagy observer

[1890s+; perhaps fr the expression play a caged game, ''be careful, keep your intentions concealed,'' attested in 1890s]


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