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cagey

adjective
variants: also cagy

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2 slow to begin or proceed with a course of action because of doubts or uncertainty
  • when it came time to sign the contract, he suddenly got cagey about taking on the job

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The first known use of cagey was in 1876

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“Cagey.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cagey. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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