sneaky

[snee-kee]
adjective, sneakier, sneakiest.
like or suggestive of a sneak; furtive; deceitful.

Origin:
1825–35; sneak + -y1

sneakily, adverb
sneakiness, noun
unsneaky, adjective
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sneak (sniːk)
 
vb
1.  (intr; often foll by along, off, in, etc) to move furtively
2.  (intr) to behave in a cowardly or underhand manner
3.  (tr) to bring, take, or put stealthily
4.  informal chiefly (Brit) (intr) to tell tales (esp in schools)
5.  informal (tr) to steal
6.  informal (intr; foll by off, out, away, etc) to leave unobtrusively
 
n
7.  a person who acts in an underhand or cowardly manner, esp as an informer
8.  a.  a stealthy act or movement
 b.  (as modifier): a sneak attack
9.  informal (Brit) an unobtrusive departure
 
[Old English snīcan to creep; from Old Norse snīkja to hanker after]
 
'sneaky
 
adj
 
'sneakily
 
adv
 
'sneakiness
 
n

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sneaky definition


  1. mod.
    unfair and sly. : Jerry is sneaky. Don't trust him.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Sometimes even secretive people in decline will let you look at the checkbook,
  but sometimes you have to get sneaky.
It's a sneaky hunter-it lurks unseen and then snags its unsuspecting insect
  prey.
It tried to beam attention on a privacy problem of a rival, but exposed itself
  as a sneaky maligner.
He has been creeping up drafts boards into the eighth round as a sneaky third
  receiver, so word is getting out.
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