adjective, cag·i·er, cag·i·est.
Examples from the Web for cagey
Obama has been cagey about where he stands, not wanting to anger environmentalists.Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?|Eleanor Clift|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I can see how it would make people come across as cagey or aloof.How One Doctor Mastered the Art of Delivering Life-Changing Diagnoses|Russell Saunders|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pelton is raising money for a trip to central Africa—he says he will be in four countries, and is cagey about naming them.Robert Young Pelton on His Expedition To Find Joseph Kony|Amanda Sperber|November 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
However, after some maneuvering by Leno, his cagey manager, and NBC executives, Leno was named host of Tonight.It's Official: Jay Leno's Out at 'Tonight,' Jimmy Fallon Is In|Marlow Stern|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
South Carolinians are, on the whole, a God-fearing, loyal, polite, traditionalist and often, cagey people.
They've been drinking Blood all Morning and are feeling good and Cagey.People You Know|George Ade
It was wonderful how sort of patriotic and unselfish and religious and cagey he always was.Yellowstone Nights|Herbert Quick
Arne Copeland was a cagey youngster; nobody influenced him when he made up his mind.Comet's Burial|Raymond Zinke Gallun
If they really have a ‘man wanted’ sign hung on him he would be too cagey to come around here today.Danger at the Drawbridge|Mildred A. Wirt
Cagey explained the situation, and from then on to train time, Hal was patted and petted and given dainties from lunch baskets.Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888|Frances M.A. Roe
British Dictionary definitions for cagey
adjective -ier or -iest
Word Origin for cagey
Word Origin and History for cagey
"evasive, reticent," 1896, U.S. colloquial, of unknown origin. Earlier in English dialect it meant "sportive."