Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters
He was too cagey for her to understand what he felt.
Today, if you contact any tattoo ink manufacturer to inquire what ingredients are in their products, you'll likely be met with cagey, guarded service representatives who claim, "It's a trade secret."
At sixty-two, he was as wiry as any of his men, and twice as cagey.
cagey about the project 's potential yesterday.
cagey affair with both players sizing each other up.