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fox

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noun, often attributive \ˈfäks\

Simple Definition of fox

  • : a small wild animal that is related to dogs and that has a long pointed nose and a bushy tail

  • : the fur of a fox

  • : a clever person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fox

plural

foxes

also

fox

  1. 1 a :  any of various carnivorous mammals (especially genus Vulpes) of the dog family related to but smaller than wolves with shorter legs, more pointed muzzle, large erect ears, and long bushy tail b :  the fur of a fox

  2. 2 :  a clever crafty person

  3. 3 archaic :  sword

  4. 4 capitalized :  a member of an American Indian people formerly living in what is now Wisconsin

  5. 5 :  a good-looking young woman or man

Examples of fox in a sentence

  1. He's a wily old fox.

  2. <she's a real fox—smart, sassy, and sexy>



Origin and Etymology of fox

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German fuhs fox and perhaps to Sanskrit puccha tail


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Fur and Leather Terms


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fox

verb

Simple Definition of fox

  • : to trick or fool (someone)

  • : to confuse (someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fox

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  intoxicate

  3. 2 a :  to trick by ingenuity or cunning :  outwit b :  baffle <foxed by his behavior>

Examples of fox in a sentence

  1. They foxed me into telling the secret.

  2. The problem had us foxed!



1611

First Known Use of fox

1611


Fox

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biographical name \ˈfäks\

Definition of Fox

  1. Charles James 1749–1806 Eng. statesman & orator




Fox

biographical name

Definition of Fox

  1. George 1624–1691 Eng. preacher & founder of Society of Friends




Fox

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geographical name \ˈfäks\

Definition of Fox

  1. 1 river 220 miles (354 kilometers) SE Wisconsin & NE Illinois flowing S into Illinois River

  2. 2 river 175 miles (282 kilometers) E Wisconsin flowing NE & N through Lake Winnebago into Green Bay





FOX Defined for Kids

fox

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noun \ˈfäks\

Definition of fox for Students

  1. 1 :  a wild animal closely related to the wolf that has a sharp snout, pointed ears, and a long bushy tail

  2. 2 cap :  a member of an American Indian people formerly living in what is now Wisconsin





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