Cagey - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkeɪdʒi|  American pronunciation of the word cagey
Brit.  |ˈkeɪdʒi|  British pronunciation of the word cagey

adjective

- showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others(syn: cagy, canny, clever)

a cagey lawyer

- characterized by great caution and wariness(syn: cagy, chary)

a cagey avoidance of a definite answer

Examples

...a cagey old politician who is exceptionally skilled at getting federal money for his district...

...when it came time to sign the contract, he suddenly got cagey about taking on the job...

Don't be so cagey.

He was cagey about his age.

He was very cagey about the deal.

He is a cagey old bird.

a cagey avoidance of a definite answer

Word forms

adjective
comparative: cagier
superlative: cagiest
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