Definitions

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  • adj. cunning, cute

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Clever in providing or finding ways and means; shifty.

Etymologies

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From Scots fendie ("able to look after oneself, thrifty, active, healthy, lively").

Examples

  • "Alice is both canny and fendy," said the bold Evan Dhu, with a cock of his bonnet, "and I ken nocht to hinder me to marry her mysel '!"

    Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North

  • As they glided along the silver mirror, Evan opened the conversation with a panegyric upon Alice, who, he said, was both canny and fendy; and was, to the boot of all that, the best dancer of a strathspey in the whole strath.

    The Waverley

  • :) Kapan Lagi adinoto: maret mungkin dah ganti tipe pak fendy ...

    adinoto's blog

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  • clever at contrivances in a fix, inventive; McGyver-like

    June 11, 2009