crafty

[ kraf-tee, krahf- ]
/ ˈkræf ti, ˈkrɑf- /
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adjective, craft·i·er, craft·i·est.

skillful in underhand or evil schemes; cunning; deceitful; sly.
Obsolete. skillful; ingenious; dexterous.

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Origin of crafty

before 900; Middle English; Old English cræftig skilled. See craft, -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for crafty

crafty
/ (ˈkrɑːftɪ) /

adjective craftier or craftiest

skilled in deception; shrewd; cunning
archaic skilful

Derived forms of crafty

craftily, adverbcraftiness, noun
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