from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Suspicious or distrustful; wary: was leery of aggressive salespeople.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Cautious, hesitant, or nervous about something; having reservations or concerns.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Knowing; wide-awake; sly: as, the leery man.
- Empty, in any sense: as, a leery cart; to be leery and tired.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
1718, "untrustful, suspicious", either from leer + -y, or from dialectal lere, lear (“learning, knowledge”) + -y. More at leer, lear. (Wiktionary)