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CAGEY (cagier, cagiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cagey mean? 

CAGEY (adjective)
  The adjective CAGEY has 2 senses:

1. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
2. characterized by great cautious and wariness

  Familiarity information: CAGEY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CAGEY (adjective)

Sense 1cagey [BACK TO TOP]


Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others


cagey; cagy; canny; clever

Context examples:

a cagey lawyer / too clever to be sound


smart (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)

Sense 2cagey [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by great cautious and wariness


chary; cagey; cagy

Context examples:

a cagey avoidance of a definite answer / chary of the risks involved / a chary investor


cautious (showing careful forethought)

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