\ ˈfäk-sē How to pronounce foxy (audio) \
foxier; foxiest

Definition of foxy

1 : resembling or suggestive of a fox a narrow foxy face : such as
a : cunningly shrewd
b : of a warm reddish-brown color foxy eyebrows
2 : having a sharp brisk flavor foxy grapes
3 : physically attractive a foxy lady

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Other Words from foxy

foxily \ ˈfäk-​sə-​lē How to pronounce foxy (audio) \ adverb
foxiness \ ˈfäk-​sē-​nəs How to pronounce foxy (audio) \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of foxy in a Sentence

the oft-told story of the foxy flatterer who works her way up the ladder of success by stepping on people as she goes
Recent Examples on the Web New York's foxiest hipsters run Afrobeat and Julian Casablancas croon through a drum machine. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Why rock fans should buy some music today," 1 May 2020 Before long, the women are treating themselves to foxy Louboutins and over-the-top Gucci satchels. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Hustlers Proves Jennifer Lopez Has Been This Great All Along," 12 Sep. 2019 Eventually, Tetlock and his collaborator, Barbara Mellers, assembled a team of foxy volunteers, drawn from the general public, to compete in a forecasting tournament. David Epstein, The Denver Post, "Commentary: We aren’t as open-minded as we think," 22 July 2019 The following day, she and Isaac (Rohan Mead), the foxy Guardian, are both absent. refinery29.com, "The Handmaid's Tale Recap Season 2, Episode 12: Gilead's Romeo & Juliet," 4 July 2018 Instead of cooking, Wendy has employed Axe’s foxy personal chef. refinery29.com, "Billions Season 3, Episode 10 Recap: "Texas Roadkill Chili"," 28 May 2018 Outside, the Armada went from boxy to foxy, borrowing most of the QX80’s sheetmetal. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "2018 Nissan Armada," 1 Mar. 2018 For foxy coffee in Soho: French mainstay Café Kitsuné is bringing its coffee to Balthazar for fashion week (from the 8th to the 16th). Kat Odell, Vogue, "The Food and Drink Pop-Ups to Know for New York Fashion Week," 8 Feb. 2018 That kind of loyalty should, at the very least, earn her a loaner tiara and a seat next to a foxy foreign prince (not Philip). Erin Donnelly, Marie Claire, "14 Celebrities Who Might Make Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding Guest List," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of foxy

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Foxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foxy. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of foxy

: resembling or suggesting a fox
: very clever
US, informal : physically attractive
\ ˈfäk-sē How to pronounce foxy (audio) \
foxier; foxiest

Kids Definition of foxy

: very clever a foxy trick

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