canny Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “canny” in the English Dictionary

"canny" in British English

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cannyadjective

uk   us   /ˈkæn.i/

canny adjective (CLEVER)

thinkingquickly and ​cleverly, ​especially in ​business or ​financialmatters: These ​salesmen are a canny lot.

canny adjective (PLEASANT)

Northern English good or ​pleasant: a canny ​lad
cannily
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.li/
(Definition of canny from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"canny" in American English

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cannyadjective

 us   /ˈkæn·i/
intelligent and ​careful: He is a canny ​investor.
(Definition of canny from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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