cagy cagy

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
  2. (adj) characterized by great caution and wariness

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. President Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes, 67, the cagy old soldier who had only a year to go before completing his elected six-year term of office, had been overthrown.
  2. It's also rumored to include brand- new entertainment and digital imaging features, but Sony was cagy about the details.

Quotes

  1. "I'm always skeptical, because I'm responsible for the image of John and all that, and I just don't want to make a mistake," Ono said. "Quite often, people approach me and they say one thing, then they do the other, so I was very cagy about...
    on Sep 11, 2006 By: Yoko Ono Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Lincoln said she would like the third parties to make their identities clear, "instead of making cagy names, or putting them at the bottom of their ads, or their postcards, or anything else."
    on May 1, 2010 By: Blanche Lincoln Source: Politics Daily (blog)

  3. "Companies play games by being cagy and obtuse," Everett-Church said. "It just heightens suspicions and exacerbates the problem."
    on May 24, 2006 By: Ray Everett-Church Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Word of the Day
amalgamation amalgamation
/ə ˌmæl ɡə ˈmeɪ ʃən /