Definition of chary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃeəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeri//
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chary of something/of doing something not willing to risk doing something; fearing possible problems if you do something synonym wary Word OriginOld English cearig ‘sorrowful, anxious’, of West Germanic origin; related to care. The current sense arose in the mid 16th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chary