- cautious, wary, or shrewd: a cagey reply to the probing question.
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Related Words for cagierwily, shrewd, circumspect, secretive, crafty, careful, cunning, leery, sly, wary
- informal not open or frank; cautious; wary
Word Origin for cagey
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for cagier
"evasive, reticent," 1896, U.S. colloquial, of unknown origin. Earlier in English dialect it meant "sportive."
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