showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others;
"a cagey lawyer"
"too clever to be sound"
characterized by great caution and wariness;
"a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"
"chary of the risks involved"
"a chary investor"
- He was cagey, cagy about speaking of it.
- He was cagey,cagy about speaking of it.
- If you like grey,you are really cagy.
- ) a cagy, nerve-stricken deadlock.