One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a wily old rascal’
shrewd, clever, sharp, sharp-witted, astute, canny, smart
crafty, cunning, artful, sly, scheming, calculating, guileful, disingenuous, devious, Machiavellian
deceitful, deceptive, Janus-faced, dishonest, cheating, double-dealing
informal tricky, foxy
British informal fly
Northern English Scottish informal pawky
North American informal heads-up
South African informal slim
rare vulpine, carny
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