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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

coykɔɪ(adj.)coy•er, coy•est.

  1. artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; coquettish.

  2. shy; modest.

  3. reluctant to reveal one's plans, make a commitment, or take a stand.

  4. Obs. quiet; reserved.

Origin of coy:

1300–50; ME < AF coi, quoy calm, OF quei < VL *quētus, for L quiētusquiet1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. coy, demure, overmodest(adj)

    affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

  2. coy(adj)

    showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement

    "a politician coy about his intentions"

  3. coy(adj)

    modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures

    "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coy(adj)

    quiet; still

  2. Coy(adj)

    shrinking from approach or familiarity; reserved; bashful; shy; modest; -- usually applied to women, sometimes with an implication of coquetry

  3. Coy(adj)

    soft; gentle; hesitating

  4. Coy(verb)

    to allure; to entice; to decoy

  5. Coy(verb)

    to caress with the hand; to stroke

  6. Coy(verb)

    to behave with reserve or coyness; to shrink from approach or familiarity

  7. Coy(verb)

    to make difficulty; to be unwilling


  1. Coy

    Coy is a town in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 116 at the 2000 census, making it the smallest incorporated community within the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as one of the smallest in the state. The town is served by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in North Little Rock.

Anagrams of COY

  1. CYO

Translations for COY

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(pretending to be) shy

She gave her brother's friend a coy smile.

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