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gingerly

adjective gin·ger·ly \ˈjin-jər-lē\

Definition of GINGERLY

:  very cautious or careful
gin·ger·li·ness noun
gingerly adverb

Examples of GINGERLY

  1. <gave the cork on the bottle of champagne a gingerly twist>

Origin of GINGERLY

perhaps from 1ginger
First Known Use: 1604
GINGERLY Defined for Kids

gingerly

adverb gin·ger·ly \ˈjin-jər-lē\

Definition of GINGERLY for Kids

:  very carefully <The robbers gingerly lifted the covers and peeked out … — Robert McCloskey, Homer Price>

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