2 showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement; "a politician coy about his intentions"
3 modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures; "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"
- Rhymes with: -ɔɪ
Etymology 1From coi, earlier quei "quiet, still", itself ultimately from quietus
pretending shyness or modesty
archaic: quiet, reserved, modest
reluctant to give details about something sensitive
- ttbc Dutch: bedeesd, verlegen; (pretending) koket
- ttbc Icelandic: feiminn , feimin , feimið ; óframfærinn , óframfærin , óframfærið ; hæglátur , hæglát , hæglátt , ekki jafn feiminn og hann lætur , ekki jafn feimin og hún lætur , ekki jafn feimið og það lætur
Etymology 2Compare decoy.
The term Coy may refer to:
COY may also refer to:
coy in German: Coy
coy in French: COY
coy in Italian: COY
amative, amatory, arch, bashful, capricious, caressive, confused, conscious, coquettish, decent, decorous, demure, diffident, flirtatious, flirty, inarticulate, kittenish, lively, mischievous, mousy, nice, playful, proper, rabbity, retiring, roguish, seemly, self-conscious, self-effacing, sexual, shamefaced, shamefast, shy, skittish, stammering, timid, timorous, unassertive, unassured