sneaky

[ snee-kee ]
/ ˈsni ki /

adjective, sneak·i·er, sneak·i·est.

like or suggestive of a sneak; furtive; deceitful.

Nearby words

  1. sneakerhead,
  2. sneakernet,
  3. sneakers,
  4. sneaking,
  5. sneakingly,
  6. sneaky pete,
  7. sneck,
  8. sneer,
  9. sneeringly,
  10. sneery

Origin of sneaky

First recorded in 1825–35; sneak + -y1

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

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Word Origin and History for sneaky

sneaky

adj.

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

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