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Definition of "cagey" [cagey]

  • Wary; careful: a cagey avoidance of a definite answer. (adjective)
  • Crafty; shrewd: a cagey lawyer. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cagey" in a sentence
  • "Onto the match and the first half could best be described as "cagey" - this is the polite way of saying it was a bit dull."
  • "KURTZ: When Lou Dobbs abruptly quit CNN, he was kind of cagey about what he'd do next."
  • "This guy is not only funny and informative, but he's pretty "cagey" in getting the journalistic "goods" on the "bad guys.""