Crafty meaning

krăf'tē
Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill; dexterous.
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Subtly deceitful; sly; cunning; artful.

A crafty rascal.

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Possessing dexterity; skilled; skillful.
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Skilled in or marked by underhandedness, deviousness, or deception.
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Skillful; dexterous.
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Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily.
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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.

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 beadwork is an example of someone who would be described as crafty.

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Origin of crafty

  • Middle English from Old English cræftig strong, skillful from cræft skill
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English cræftig.
    From Wiktionary