Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of cagey.

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  • adj. Alternative form of cagey.

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  • adj. characterized by great caution and wariness
  • adj. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

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Examples

  • Nichols said the Obama administration is not being "cagy" but "strategic" in refusing to be pinned down on an estimate.

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  • Why should they support a party pushing for a bill that claims to provide benefits but is so awfully cagy about what those benefits are?

    Matthew Yglesias » Obama’s Secret Tax Cut

  • Smallmouths are smart, cagy fish, most especially so on water that sees lots of fishing pressure.

    Sneaky Pete Power

  • I guess there's your WoW reference, given at a later plot point being just slightly cagy, although there's few surprises in the plot he has to try for an epic flying mount.

    Nelfs on Pandora

  • (The ad stupidly accused the Republican Bachman of being soft on crime, and seems to be a version of the cagy but destructive and stupid "attack Republicans from the right" strategy).

    Opinion Roundup: Who Gets Credit, Rahm Or Netroots?

  • My guess is that the DCCC discouraged her from making the kind of strong, straightforward case on the issues she would have been good at and conned or bullied her into running a cagy, deceptive campaign.

    Opinion Roundup: Who Gets Credit, Rahm Or Netroots?

  • The residents of West Memphis were portrayed as the opposite -- very hostile towards Damion Echols and the other two boys, cagy towards the filmmakers, and accepting of the assurances of the police and prosecutors.

    Watched Brother's Keeper This Weekend

  • Though newspaper men and women were seen to be a fast-talking, cynical, and sometimes cagy lot, they were often represented as the last defense in a world of lies, soldiers against injustice, and the keepers of democracy.

    EXTRA! Newspapers and the movies

  • It will be a cagy affair and it looks like the team that makes the first mistake will lose.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Meanwhile, CBS's younger cousin, the CW, is being cagy about which of the CBS catalogue perhaps augmented by the WB catalog they are interested in reviving, in the wake of their MELROSE PLACE reboot.

    Uh-Oh

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