Definition of crafty in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɑːfti

adjective (craftier, craftiest)

  • 2 informal Involving or relating to the making of objects by hand: a market full of crafty pots and interesting earrings
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    • If you are interested in joining a group of crafty ladies do come along and join in the fun.
    • Sunday morning, Tracy, her mother, and I went shopping at a couple of cute little crafty stores.
    • Tap into your inner Picasso with these crafty tricks.



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  • ‘It was craftily worded,’ admitted one EU diplomat in London.
  • I'm a food snob - it runs in my family - and this thing, this craftily tucked pastry square - it made the grade.
  • But whatever it is, it craftily evades our attempts to isolate and kill it.


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  • It highlights all that is bad in human nature: cunning, craftiness, and treachery.
  • Rant aside, I do get some good ideas for cheaper home craftiness sometimes.
  • I found out about the sins of the foolish and the craftiness of the smart.


Old English cræftig 'strong, powerful', later 'skilful' (see craft, -y1).

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