adjective, sly·er, sly·est.
Origin of sly
SYNONYMS FOR sly
Examples from the Web for sly
Rambo movie marathon—11 am-12 am, AMCBecause nothing says the holidays like Sly Stallone and blood.The Ultimate Thanksgiving Weekend TV Guide: Must-See Marathons, Specials, and Parades|Kevin Fallon|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her songs draw on Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, and contemporary hip-hop.In the Backseat With Janelle Monae: A Limo Ride with the Stylish R&B Diva|Douglas Wolk|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Are its users loud and proud harbingers of the sex-tech revolution, or just people who want to get a bit freaky on the sly?
In fact, some of us would like to think that Fallon meant it as a sly dig and knew exactly what he was asking.Can Jimmy Fallon Be Himself on ‘The Tonight Show’?|Tom Shales|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her sly, skewering banter and provocative cynicism were her defense in a male-dominated profession and also her selling point.Tallulah Bankhead: Gay, Drunk and Liberated in an Era of Excess Art|Judith Mackrell|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No, no, my sly cub; you don't bamboozle an old bear so easily as all that.The Red Moccasins|Morrison Heady
His Sir Pertinax was excellent in its sly and deadly suppleness.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
I kinder larfed in my sleeve to hear the sly coot try to come round, and find out who I was and all about me.
There is less stealing, the goods being more in common, only sometimes a sly rifling of pockets by the unpaid wife.The home|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
His dereliction, if any, might consist in sly tapping of the wine-cellar.Whispering Wires|Henry Leverage
British Dictionary definitions for sly
adjective slyer, slyest, slier or sliest
Derived Formsslyly or slily, adverbslyness, noun
Word Origin for sly
Idioms and Phrases with sly
see on the sly.