- adj. 腼腆的；忸怩作态的；怕羞的
- vi. 忸怩作态
- vt. 爱抚
- n. (Coy)人名；(法)库瓦；(英、德、西)科伊
1. coy boy 腼腆的小男孩儿.
2. quiet => quei => coi => coy.
3. Essentially, coy is the same word as quiet.
- coy:  Essentially, coy is the same word as quiet, and ‘quiet’ is what it meant when it first came into English (it soon developed to ‘shyly reserved’, and the sense ‘quiet’ died out in the 17th century). Its ultimate source was Latin quiētus, but whereas in the case of quiet this passed directly through Old French, coy came via the more circuitous route of Vulgar Latin *quētus, which produced early Old French quei, and later coi, the source of the English word.
- coy (adj.)
- early 14c., "quiet, modest, demure," from Old French coi, earlier quei "quiet, still, placid, gentle," ultimately from Latin quietus "resting, at rest" (see quiet (n.)). Meaning "shy" emerged late 14c. Meaning "unwilling to commit" is 1961. Related: Coyly; coyness.
- 1. Mr Alexander is not the slightest bit coy about his ambitions.
- 2. The hotel are understandably coy about the incident.
- 3. She gave me a coy smile.
- 4. She is coy of singing.
- 5. I was sickened by the way Carol charmed all the men by turning coy.
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