Pronunciation: (koi), [key]
—adj., -er, -est,
1. artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; slyly hesitant; coquettish.
2. shy; modest.
3. showing reluctance, esp. when insincere or affected, to reveal one's plans or opinions, make a commitment, or take a stand: The mayor was coy about his future political aspirations.
4. Archaic.disdainful; aloof.
5. Obs.quiet; reserved.
Archaic.to act in a coy manner.
1. to quiet; soothe.
2. to pat; caress.
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