coy readers should heed the lesson learned by the young woman in “The Squirrel.”
And while their writing may be coy and careful, the headlines they make usually are not.
Two months later, after Raymond had been released, coy bought his wife a new Chevrolet Impala.
early 14c., "quiet, modest, demure," from Old French coi, earlier quei "quiet, still, placid, gentle," ultimately from Latin quietus "resting, at rest" (see quiet (n.)). Meaning "shy" emerged late 14c. Meaning "unwilling to commit" is 1961. Related: Coyly; coyness.