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Origin of sneaky

First recorded in 1825–35; sneak + -y1
Related formssneak·i·ly, adverbsneak·i·ness, nounun·sneak·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for sneakily

covertly, secretly, surreptitiously, sneakily

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Historical Examples of sneakily

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

    Tell England

    Ernest Raymond

Word Origin and History for sneakily



1833, from sneak (v.) + -y (2). Related: Sneakily; sneakiness. Sneaky Pete "cheap liquor" is from 1949.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper