canny adj : showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound" [syn: cagey, cagy, clever] [also: canniest, cannier]
EtymologyNorthern English dialect and canny.
- Rhymes with: -æni
ReferencesNew Geordie Dictionary 1987}}
Canny may refer to
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