There are 2 definitions of Coy in English:


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Pronunciation: /kɔɪ


chiefly Military
  • Company.

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There are 2 definitions of Coy in English:


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Pronunciation: /kɔɪ

adjective (coyer, coyest)

  • 2Reluctant to give details about something regarded as sensitive: he is coy about his age
    More example sentences
    • Clifford is coy about this, ‘No, I think I've got my work cut out here quite frankly.’
    • Nor was the administration coy about its reasons.
    • This was no time to be coy about asking for money.



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  • He would smile coyly, his face lit with emotion.
  • That is very kind and I'm not being coyly modest when I say that I'm not worthy.
  • She coyly said this album was dedicated to her husband, Clemens.


Middle English: from Old French coi, quei, from Latin quietus (see quiet). The original sense was 'quiet, still' (especially in behaviour), later 'modestly retiring', and hence (of a woman) 'affecting to be unresponsive to advances'.

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