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Coy \Coy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coyed (koid); p. pr. & vb. n. Coying.]

  1. To allure; to entice; to decoy. [Obs.]

    A wiser generation, who have the art to coy the fonder sort into their nets.
    --Bp. Rainbow.

  2. To caress with the hand; to stroke.

    Come sit thee down upon this flowery bed, While I thy amiable cheeks do coy.


vb. (en-past of: coy)