affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
- "To His Coy Mistress is a poem by Andrew Marvell"
showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement
- "a politician coy about his intentions"
modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures
- "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"