\\ˈkünē\ adjective (-er/-est)
Etymology: coon (I) + -y
: showing astute and clever closeness : cagey, canny

a coony candidate remaining mum

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/kooh"nee/, adj., coonier, cooniest.
sharp-witted and shrewd; wily; canny.
[1900-05, Amer.; COON + -Y1]

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