adjective, craft·i·er, craft·i·est.
Origin of crafty
Examples from the Web for crafty
It all goes well with the strong, crafty flavors of the beers.Look Out! There’s a Craft-Beer Revolution Taking Over France|Jeff Campagna|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It also helps that he kept Cory Booker off the ballot with a crafty scheduling of a Senate special election last month.Christie’s Reelection Triumph Is a Revenge of the RINOs|John Avlon|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So the crafty North Carolina legislators took out the word Islam and instead referred to it as “foreign law.”North Carolina, Your Anti-Sharia Law Takes the Cake|Dean Obeidallah|August 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One is to the manner born, the other a crafty servant; neither will take on the power.The Screwed Election: Wall Street Can’t Lose, and America Can’t Win|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It's perhaps surprising to find what an engaging and crafty writer Rob Lowe, the handsome Brat Packer, has turned out to be.
The man was so open and honest that his arguments had nothing underhand or crafty in them.The Grey Lady|Henry Seton Merriman
“Well,” said the crafty John Paul, his face wreathed in smiles.Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea|Charles H. L. Johnston
"Your word does not count with me," declared the crafty detective.Frank Merriwell's Bravery|Burt L. Standish
Thus Lodovico Maria the crafty, to dazzle Charles the romantic, and to take the bull of impending invasion by the very horns.The Life of Cesare Borgia|Raphael Sabatini
The crafty brokers had already had two opportunities of making some profitable operations.
adjective craftier or craftiest
c.1200, crafti, from Old English cræftig "strong, powerful," later "skillful, ingenious," degenerating by c.1200 to "cunning, sly" (but through 15c. also "skillfully done or made; intelligent, learned; artful, scientific") from craft (n.) + -y (2). Related: Craftily; craftiness.