Definition of vixen in English:
1A female fox.
- Gibbons says the females, or vixens, have a disturbing habit of making bloodcurdling screams in winter.
- As the vixen's oestrus draws to a close, the dog fox stops guarding her and changes his behaviour dramatically, rapidly expanding into the neighbouring territories.
- Now the vixen snapped at the dog's heels, so he turned on her and found himself harried again by her brother.
late Middle English fixen, perhaps from the Old English adjective fyxen 'of a fox' The v- is from the form of the word in southern English dialect.
- Example sentences
- It's not strong enough to be strident nor tender enough to be vixenish.