Definition of fox noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fɒks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɑːks//
    Attractiveness, Wild mammals, Female attractiveness
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  1. 1 [countable] a wild animal of the dog family, with reddish-brown fur, a pointed face and a thick heavy tail see also flying fox, vixen See related entries: Wild mammals
  2. 2 [uncountable] the skin and fur of the fox, used to make coats, etc.
  3. 3[countable] (often disapproving) a person who is clever and able to get what they want by influencing or tricking other people He's a wily old fox.
  4. 4[countable] (informal) an attractive young woman See related entries: Attractiveness, Female attractiveness
  5. Word OriginOld English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vos and German Fuchs.