adjective, shyer or shier, shyest or shiest.
easily frightened away; timid.
I am a bit shy of that sort of person.
shy of funds.
scant; short of a full amount or number:
still a few dollars shy of our goal; an inch shy of being six feet.
(in poker) indebted to the pot.
not bearing or breeding freely, as plants or animals.
verb (used without object), shied, shying.
(especially of a horse) to start back or aside, as in fear.
to draw back; recoil.
noun, plural shies.
a sudden start aside, as in fear.
fight shy of, to keep away from; avoid:
She fought shy of making the final decision.
adjective shyer, shyest, shier, shiest
not at ease in the company of others
easily frightened; timid
(often foll by of) watchful or wary
(poker) (of a player) without enough money to back his bet
(of plants and animals) not breeding or producing offspring freely
(foll by of) (informal, mainly US & Canadian) short (of)
(in combination) showing reluctance or disinclination: workshy
verb (intransitive) shies, shying, shied
to move suddenly, as from fear: the horse shied at the snake in the road
usually foll by off or away. to draw back; recoil
noun (pl) shies
a sudden movement, as from fear
verb shies, shying, shied
to throw (something) with a sideways motion
noun (pl) shies
a quick throw
(informal) a gibe
(informal) an attempt; experiment
short for cockshy
noun 1. (Austral, informal) liquor of poor quality a place where this is sold (as modifier): a shypoo shanty
noun, Informal. 1. a lawyer who uses unprofessional or questionable methods. 2. a person who gets along by petty, sharp practices. noun 1. (informal, mainly US) a person, esp a lawyer or politician, who uses discreditable or unethical methods shylock
adjective See sheisty
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