cagey


cagey

adjective, cag·i·er, cag·i·est.

  1. cautious, wary, or shrewd: a cagey reply to the probing question.

adjective -ier or -iest

  1. informal not open or frank; cautious; wary
adj.

“evasive, reticent,” 1896, U.S. colloquial, of unknown origin. Earlier in English dialect it meant “sportive.”

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