noun see cagey

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cageyness — cagey (also cagy) ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ uncommunicative owing to caution or suspicion. DERIVATIVES cagily adverb caginess (also cageyness) noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • cageyness — n. shrewdness, guardedness, wariness, secretness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cageyness — ca·gey·ness …   English syllables

  • cageyness — noun see cagey I * * * cagˈiness, cagˈyness or cagˈeyness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑cagey …   Useful english dictionary

  • cagey — also cagy adjective (cagier; est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1893 1. hesitant about committing oneself < officials are cagey about giving out details > 2. a. wary of being trapped or deceived ; shrewd …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cagey — cagily, adv. caginess, cageyness, n. /kay jee/, adj., cagier, cagiest. cautious, wary, or shrewd: a cagey reply to the probing question. Also, cagy. [1890 95, Amer.; CAGE + Y1] Syn. careful, prudent, leery, chary. Ant …   Universalium

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