• IPA: /ˈʃeɪdi/

shady (comparative shadier, superlative shadiest)

  1. Abounding in shades.
  2. Causing shade.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Job 40:22 ↗:
      The shady trees cover him with their shadow.
  3. Overspread with shade; sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Building
      you may have rooms both for summer and winter; shady for summer, and warm for winter
  4. (informal) Not trustworthy; disreputable.
    He is a shady character.
  5. (UK, slang) Mean, cruel.
    ''Don't be shady, give us a go.
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  1. Surname

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