What does COY mean?

Definitions for COYkɔɪ

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coy

    koy, adj. modest: bashful: shy.—v.t. (Shak.) to caress: (Shak.) to disdain.—adj. Coy′ish, somewhat coy.—adv. Coy′ishly.—n. Coy′ishness.—adv. Coy′ly.—n. Coy′ness. [Fr. coi—L. quietus, quiet.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of COY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of COY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Barack Obama:

    I don't want to be coy. The prime minister and I have a very real difference around Iran.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    I don't want to be coy -- the prime minister and I have a very real difference around Iran's sanctions.

  3. The Rodeo:

    Cowtown Rodeo and The Harris Family extend our heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Coy Lutz Family for the tragic loss of their son, Coy.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    The Republican nominee will do the exact opposite, he plays coy with white supremacists. … He demeans women. And he wants to ban an entire religion from entering the country.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    Therefore I am determined to go to Washington and present Israel's position before the members of Congress and the American people. i don't want to be coy -- the prime minister and I have a very real difference around Iran's sanctions.

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Translations for COY

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • мълчалив, дискретен, свенлив, сдържан, тих, срамежливBulgarian
  • verschämt, kokett, zurückhaltend, keusch, verlegenGerman
  • timido, recatadoSpanish
  • coi, timideFrench
  • विनीतHindi
  • szégyenlősHungarian
  • schivo, modesto, timidoItalian
  • コイJapanese
  • თავშეკავებული, მორიდებული, მორცხვიGeorgian
  • schuchter, timide, verlegen, koket, bescheiden, discreet, terughoudend, bedeesd, kuisDutch
  • sfiosRomanian
  • сдержанный, застенчивый, робкий, скромныйRussian
  • nazlı, nazTurkish

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