adjective, cagier, cagiest.
cautious, wary, or shrewd: a cagey reply to the probing question.
Also, cagy.

1890–95, Americanism; cage + -y1

cagily, adverb
caginess, cageyness, noun

careful, prudent, leery, chary.

open, forthright. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
cagey or cagy (ˈkeɪdʒɪ)
adj , -ier, -iest
informal not open or frank; cautious; wary
[C20: of unknown origin]
cagy or cagy
[C20: of unknown origin]
'cagily or cagy
'caginess or cagy

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Word Origin & History

"evasive, reticent," 1909, U.S. colloquial, of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
Indeed, network algorithms do not favor the cagey or secretive.
Behind the snarl lies a cagey opportunist, proficient hunter, and dutiful
But, if you were cagey enough to do the rewinding the film trick, then maybe
  you'd be up for this trick.
Stunning photographs, action-packed stories, and thorough research complete the
  picture of these cagey cats.
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