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foxy

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adjective \ˈfäk-sē\

Simple Definition of foxy

  • : resembling or suggesting a fox

  • : very clever

  • : physically attractive

Full Definition of foxy

fox·i·erfox·i·est

  1. 1 :  resembling or suggestive of a fox <a narrow foxy face>: as a :  cunningly shrewd b :  of a warm reddish-brown color <foxy eyebrows>

  2. 2 :  having a sharp brisk flavor <foxy grapes>

  3. 3 :  physically attractive <a foxy lady>

fox·i·ly play \ˈfäk-sə-lē\ adverb
fox·i·ness play \-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of foxy

  1. <the oft-told story of the foxy flatterer who works her way up the ladder of success by stepping on people as she goes>



1528

First Known Use of foxy

1528

Synonym Discussion of foxy

sly, cunning, crafty, wily, tricky, foxy, artful, slick mean attaining or seeking to attain one's ends by guileful or devious means. sly implies furtiveness, lack of candor, and skill in concealing one's aims and methods <a sly corporate raider>. cunning suggests the inventive use of sometimes limited intelligence in overreaching or circumventing <the cunning fox avoided the trap>. crafty implies cleverness and subtlety of method <a crafty lefthander>. wily implies skill and deception in maneuvering <the wily fugitive escaped the posse>. tricky is more likely to suggest shiftiness and unreliability than skill in deception and maneuvering <a tricky political operative>. foxy implies a shrewd and wary craftiness usually involving devious dealing <a foxy publicity man planting stories>. artful implies indirectness in dealing and often connotes sophistication or cleverness <elicited the information by artful questioning>. slick emphasizes smoothness and guile <slick operators selling time-sharing>.

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