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adj. - Characterized by great caution and wariness; Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others.

Usage examples (33)
  • Adjective, : a cagey reply to the probing question
  • Nichols said the Obama administration is not being "cagy" but "strategic" in refusing to be pinned down on an estimate.
  • Jackson's cagy about how he got hold of it, though I'm not sure why he needs to be.
  • They looked puzzled, cagy. \par He said, \ldblquote Hoagy, what the hell's the idea? for more
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