sneaky

[ snee-kee ]
/ ˈsni ki /

adjective, sneak·i·er, sneak·i·est.

like or suggestive of a sneak; furtive; deceitful.

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Origin of sneaky

First recorded in 1825–35; sneak + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM sneaky

sneak·i·ly, adverbsneak·i·ness, nounun·sneak·y, adjective
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