»beweglich, wendig, von schnellem Reaktionsvermögen«: Das Adjektiv wurde im 20. Jh. aus gleichbed. engl. clever entlehnt. Die weitere Herkunft des Wortes ist unsicher. Abl.: Cleverness »Wendigkeit, Tüchtigkeit« (aus engl. cleverness).

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