adjective \ˈfäk-sē\

: resembling or suggesting a fox

: very clever

: physically attractive


Full Definition of FOXY

:  resembling or suggestive of a fox <a narrow foxy face>: as
a :  cunningly shrewd
b :  of a warm reddish-brown color <foxy eyebrows>
:  having a sharp brisk flavor <foxy grapes>
:  physically attractive <a foxy lady>
fox·i·ly \ˈfäk-sə-lē\ adverb
fox·i·ness \-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>

First Known Use of FOXY


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>.

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

Rhymes with FOXY

FOXINESS Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈfäk-sē\

Definition of FOXY for Kids

:  very clever <a foxy trick>


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