I can see how it would make people come across as cagey or aloof.
Pelton is raising money for a trip to central Africa—he says he will be in four countries, and is cagey about naming them.
South Carolinians are, on the whole, a God-fearing, loyal, polite, traditionalist and often, cagey people.
Through a cagey match, Ghana showed in flashes that it is capable of some highly entertaining stuff.
However, after some maneuvering by Leno, his cagey manager, and NBC executives, Leno was named host of Tonight.
He would be cagey enough to stay ignorant of any overt strife or any other skullduggery that could be laid at his door.
I expect clients to be cagey, to hold back information, and to lie.
Hal is in the house now, with cagey, and Billie is there also, and has the exclusive run of one room.
It was wonderful how sort of patriotic and unselfish and religious and cagey he always was.
They've been drinking Blood all Morning and are feeling good and cagey.
"evasive, reticent," 1896, U.S. colloquial, of unknown origin. Earlier in English dialect it meant "sportive."
Shrewd; wary; pawky: a quiet, cagy observer
[1890s+; perhaps fr the expression play a caged game, ''be careful, keep your intentions concealed,'' attested in 1890s]