Meaning of coy


Pronunciation: (koi), [key]
— adj., v. -er, -est,
  1. artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; slyly hesitant; coquettish.
  2. shy; modest.
  3. showing reluctance, esp. when insincere or affected, to reveal one's plans or opinions, make a commitment, or take a stand: The mayor was coy about his future political aspirations.
  4. disdainful; aloof.
  5. quiet; reserved.
  1. to act in a coy manner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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