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



BrE BrE//ˈkrɑːfti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkræfti//
(craftier, craftiest) (usually disapproving) Clever
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clever at getting what you want, especially by indirect or dishonest methods synonym cunning, wily He's a crafty old devil. one of the party’s craftiest political strategists There are times when the only way to win is by a crafty reinterpretation of the rules. That was a crafty move/touch. See related entries: Clever Word OriginOld English cræftig ‘strong, powerful’, later ‘skilful’ (see craft, -y).
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