Monday, November 07, 2011
Definitions for canny
- Careful; cautious; prudent.
- Astute; shrewd; knowing; sagacious.
- Skilled; expert.
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Citations for canny
But they're not going to catch us that easily. If they're canny, we can be canny too!
Some of the little contrivances, which he thought so canny, left her doubtful.
Origin of canny
Canny is derived from the Middle English word ken meaning “knowledge or understanding.” It is related to the verb kennen meaning “to see, know, or make known.”