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Definition of coy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1shy or pretending to be shy and innocent, especially about love or sex, and sometimes in order to make people more interested in you She gave me a coy smile.
  2. 2coy (about something) not willing to give information about something, or answer questions that tell people too much about you synonym reticent She was a little coy about how much her dress cost. The company is coy about revealing its profits.
noun [uncountable]
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