Marked by reserve or diffidence: a shy glance.
Distrustful; wary: shy of strangers.
Not having paid an amount due, as one's ante in poker.
Short; lacking: Eleven is one shy of a dozen.
To move suddenly, as if startled; start.
To draw back, as from fear or caution; recoil.
A sudden movement, as from fright; a start.
To throw (something) with a swift motion; fling.
To throw something with a swift motion.
A quick throw; a fling.
Informal A gibe; a sneer.
Informal An attempt; a try.