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



    BrE BrE//ˈvɪksn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪksn//
    Wild mammals
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  1. 1 a female fox (= a wild animal of the dog family) See related entries: Wild mammals
  2. 2(old-fashioned) an unpleasant and bad-tempered woman See related entries: Wild mammals
  3. Word Originlate Middle English fixen, perhaps from the Old English adjective fyxen ‘of a fox’. The v- is from the form of the word in southern English dialect.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vixen