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cagey

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/ 藞ke瑟 d蕭i /
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adjective, cag路i路er, cag路i路est.
cautious, wary, or shrewd: a cagey reply to the probing question.
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Origin of cagey

An Americanism dating back to 1890鈥95; cage + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM cagey

cag路i路ly, adverbcag路i路ness, cag路ey路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cagey

cagey

cagy

/ (藞ke瑟d蕭瑟) /

adjective -ier or -iest
informal not open or frank; cautious; wary

Derived forms of cagey

cagily, adverbcaginess, noun

Word Origin for cagey

C20: of unknown origin
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