Definition of foxy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɒksi/

adjective (foxier, foxiest)

1Resembling or likened to a fox: a terrier with prick ears and a foxy expression
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  • Her skin was pale and unblemished like mine, and she had a nose like mine too - all foxy and pointy.
1.1Cunning or sly: a foxy method to miss conscription
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  • The sweetest moments for a fighter are when time has given him the rounds to make him foxy and clever, but has not yet robbed him of the wherewithal to put it into to action.
1.2Reddish brown in colour: a white Jack Russell with foxy spots
2 informal (Of a woman) sexually attractive: a foxy lady
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  • Like many photographers, he goes after kids, babies, foxy ladies, handsome men.
  • Tall, mature, single, blue-blooded aristocrat, seeks tall, mature foxy lady who loves dressing in furs.
  • Don't they just make you want to hop into a Porsche convertible, drive down to the beach, and enjoy a midnight stroll with a foxy lady?
3(Of wine) having a musky flavour.
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  • There had been substantial bias against such new varieties, especially those including genes from American vine species, because of historical associations with poor wine quality and foxy flavours.



Example sentences
  • I looked up to see a woman smiling foxily at me from the door of the en-suite bathroom.
  • Thinking slyly and foxily about the timing and style of one's pitches is not the same as back-sliding or moving to the right.
  • Thompson is a gifted stylist: line by line and paragraph by paragraph, her prose is meticulously whittled and foxily surefooted.


Pronunciation: /ˈfɒksɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • He is equally adept as an artist and a producer of others; he has his own charitable foundation dedicated to improving conditions in his native Haiti and, in person, radiates a sleepy-time foxiness.
  • The muzzle shall not be sharply pointed and there shall be no evidence of snippiness, foxiness or whisker pinch.
  • The wines are inexpensive, and occupy a small special niche, which has been subject to some derision, in part because of foxiness and sweetness.

Words that rhyme with foxy

boxy, doxy, epoxy, moxie, poxy, proxy

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