- When you come up with a sly plan to make your friend think that going to the movies was his idea because you know he otherwise would not want to go, this is an example of a time when you are crafty.
- A person who likes to knit, sew and do beadworkis an example of someone who would be described as crafty.
The definition of crafty is someone who is sly, clever and deceitful at achieving some goal, or someone or something related to making creative objects.
subtly deceitful; sly; cunning; artful: a crafty rascal
Origin of craftyMiddle English crafti, powerful, sly: see craft and -y
- Skilled in or marked by underhandedness, deviousness, or deception.
- Chiefly British Skillful; dexterous.
Origin of craftyMiddle English from Old English cræftig strong, skillful from cræft skill
(comparative craftier, superlative craftiest)
From Old English cræftig.