canny


1can·ny

adjective \ˈka-nē\

: very clever and able to make intelligent decisions

can·ni·ercan·ni·est

Full Definition of CANNY

1
:  clever, shrewd <a canny lawyer>; also :  prudent <canny investments>
2
chiefly Scottish
a :  careful, steady; also :  restrained
b :  quiet, snug <then canny, in some cozy place, they close the day — Robert Burns>
can·ni·ly \ˈka-nəl-ē\ adverb
can·ni·ness \ˈka-nē-nəs\ noun

Examples of CANNY

  1. <a canny card player, good at psyching out his opponents>
  2. <warm and canny under the woolen bedcovers, we didn't mind the chilly Scottish nights>

Origin of CANNY

1can
First Known Use: 1596

Rhymes with CANNY

2canny

adverb

Definition of CANNY

Scottish
:  in a canny manner :  carefully

First Known Use of CANNY

circa 1796

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