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Definition of fox noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a wild animal of the dog family, with red-brown fur, a pointed face and a thick heavy tail see also flying fox, vixen
  2. 2[uncountable] the skin and fur of the fox, used to make coats, etc.
  3. 3[countable] (often disapproving) a person who is smart and able to get what they want by influencing or tricking other people He's a wily old fox.
  4. 4[countable] (informal) a sexually attractive person