Definition of foxy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfäksē/

adjective (foxier, foxiest)

1Resembling or likened to a fox: a terrier with a foxy expression
More example sentences
  • Her skin was pale and unblemished like mine, and she had a nose like mine too - all foxy and pointy.
1.1 informal Cunning or sly in character.
Example sentences
  • 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.
shrewd, astute, clever, canny;
archaic subtle
sexy, sexually attractive, hot, cute, seductive, luscious, toothsome
informal bootylicious
1.2 informal (Chiefly of a woman) sexually attractive.
Example sentences
  • 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?
1.3Reddish brown in color.
1.4(Of wine) having a musky flavor.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.5(Of paper or other material) marked with spots; foxed.



Pronunciation: /ˈfäksəlē/
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: /ˈfäksēnəs/
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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Syllabification: fox·y

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