Definitions for COYkɔɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; coquettish.
reluctant to reveal one's plans, make a commitment, or take a stand.
Obs. quiet; reserved.
Origin of coy:
1300–50; ME < AF coi, quoy calm, OF quei < VL *quētus, for L quiētusquiet1
coy, demure, overmodest(adj)
affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement
"a politician coy about his intentions"
modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures
"like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"
shrinking from approach or familiarity; reserved; bashful; shy; modest; -- usually applied to women, sometimes with an implication of coquetry
soft; gentle; hesitating
to allure; to entice; to decoy
to caress with the hand; to stroke
to behave with reserve or coyness; to shrink from approach or familiarity
to make difficulty; to be unwilling
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.
Translations for COY
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(pretending to be) shy
She gave her brother's friend a coy smile.
- skaam, skamerigAfrikaans
- (престорено) свенливBulgarian
- tímidoPortuguese (BR)
- stydlivý, upejpavýCzech
- tímido, reservado, evasivoSpanish
- پر ناز؛ محجوبFarsi
- qui fait l'effarouché/-éeFrench
- sem er ekki jafn feiminn og hann læturIcelandic
- apsimestinai drovus, kuklusLithuanian
- kautrīgs; biklsLatvian
- kokett, (påtatt) blygNorwegian
- پر ناز؛ محجوبPersian
- شرمناک، محجوبPashto
- blyg, tillgjord, skälmskSwedish
- 靦腆的Chinese (Trad.)
- соромливий; скромнийUkrainian
- شرميلى، حيادارUrdu
- bẽn lẽnVietnamese
- 怕羞的，腼腆的Chinese (Simp.)
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