There are 2 main definitions of fox in English:


Syllabification: fox
Pronunciation: /fäks


1A carnivorous mammal of the dog family with a pointed muzzle and bushy tail, proverbial for its cunning.
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  • Eagles, rattlesnakes, deer, pronghorn antelope, foxes, coyotes, and mountain lions roam the area.
  • There are 36 species of Canidae, including dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals and foxes.
  • When raccoons, coatis, foxes, coyotes, skunks, or bears bit the models, they left tooth marks in the plasticine.
1.1The fur of a fox.
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  • It will join that old fox stole I rescued from a charity shop.
2 informal A cunning or sly person: a wily old fox
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  • However, he observed, the old fox was too cunning for them.
  • Indians cannot tolerate it if the old foxes keep fighting and hamper Bangalore's growth.
  • It has been quite a century for the old fox, after all.
3North American informal A sexually attractive woman.


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1 informal Baffle or deceive (someone): the bad light and dark shadows foxed him
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  • But she throws in a slower serve which foxes the French player.
  • There are almost humorous situations: when a woman at a medical clinic tries to palm it off to an unsuspecting receptionist, and when an art dealer is foxed by the way his wife has been cheated.
  • The 22-year-old student admitted the greens had foxed him, but was delighted with his achievement of reaching the final.
2Repair (a boot or shoe) by renewing the upper leather.
2.1Ornament (the upper of a boot or shoe) with a strip of leather.
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  • Their foxed tongues were stiff and bent as limbs of battlefield dead.


Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vos and German Fuchs.



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  • Modern steeds did not follow a relatively smooth transition from the diminutive, foxlike forest browsers that were their earliest ancestors to those impressive, open-plains athletes we know today.
  • The foxlike smiles appeared on her advisors' faces again, and they nudged each other.
  • The ears were foxlike, the dilated eyes and pointed teeth were common to the family.

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There are 2 main definitions of fox in English:


Syllabification: Fox
Pronunciation: /

noun (plural same)

1A member of an American Indian people formerly living in southern Wisconsin, and now mainly in Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.
2The Algonquian language of the Fox.


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Relating to the Fox or their language.

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