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Word of the Day 11/11/19 Canny

Canny (adjective, adverb)
canny [ kan-ee ]


adjective, can·ni·er, can·ni·est.
1. careful; cautious; prudent: a canny reply.
2. astute; shrewd; knowing; sagacious: a canny negotiator.
3. skilled; expert.
4. frugal; thrifty: a canny housewife.
5. Scot.
a. safe to deal with, invest in, or work at (usually used with a negative).
b. gentle; careful; steady.
c. snug; cozy; comfortable.
d. pleasing; attractive.
e. Archaic. having supernatural or occult powers.

adverb Also can·ni·ly.
6. in a canny manner.
7. Scot. carefully; cautiously.

OTHER WORDS FROM CANNY
can·ni·ness, noun
o·ver·can·ny, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO CANNY
ingenious, cautious, wise, sly, adroit, skillful, shrewd, frugal, discreet, cagey, judicious, subtle, prudent, intelligent, astute, able, acute, careful, circumspect, cunning

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Origin: First recorded in 1630–40; can + -y

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