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cagey

PRONUNCIATION:
(KAY-jee)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Evasive; reticent.
2. Shrewd; crafty.

ETYMOLOGY:
Origin unknown. Perhaps from cage, from cavea (birdcage), from cavus (hollow).

USAGE:
"NBC execs were cagey about the prospects of Paula Abdul's landing on one of the network's reality-competition programs."
Alex Strachan; More Reality Shows for NBC and Maybe Paula Abdul; The Gazette (Montreal, Canada); Aug 6, 2009.

See more usage examples of cagey in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry. -Terry Pratchett, novelist (b. 1948)

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