Share this entry
silver fox Line breaks: sil¦ver fox

Definition of silver fox in English:


1A red fox of a North American variety which has black fur with white tips.
Example sentences
  • The old prison is now a museum, and the nearby wildlife park has rare Scottish wildcats as well as silver foxes, badgers, deer and wallabies.
  • The silver fox, a variant of the red fox, is a close relative of the dog.
  • With his grey silk suit to match his hair, Vincent suggests a silver fox (the predator image is underscored when a coyote, eyes flaring briefly, crosses in front of the taxi).
1.1 [mass noun] The fur of the silver fox.
Example sentences
  • One technical innovation is Saga's fish scale technique which uses different fur types such as silver fox with mink to create a lightness of texture with pattern.
  • Dressed in an ever deeper purple, the king's robe was adorned with silver fox around the neckline.
  • She called up a mental picture of herself with a long, luxurious silver fox tail wrapped around her body.
2 informal A handsome grey-haired man: suddenly this drop-dead gorgeous man appeared, a real silver fox
More example sentences
  • But this weekend, the silver fox discovered that perhaps he was indeed too old.
  • Of course, vintage is in and debate will rage as the nation's dapper silver foxes go head to head with the lively young bucks.
  • I wonder what happened to that silver fox Anderson Cooper?
Definition of silver fox in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources