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adjective,sneak·i·er, sneak·i·est.
  1. like or suggestive of a sneak; furtive; deceitful.

Origin of sneaky

First recorded in 1825–35; sneak + -y1

Other words from sneaky

  • sneak·i·ly, adverb
  • sneak·i·ness, noun
  • un·sneak·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sneaky in a sentence

  • Having pulled the excited mare into control and dismounted, I looked round, sneakily sideways, for Monty.

    Tell England | Ernest Raymond