silver fox

noun
plural silver foxes also silver fox

Definition of silver fox

1 : a genetically determined color phase of the common red fox in which the fur is black tipped with white
2 plural silver foxes : an attractive middle-aged man having mostly gray or white hair … George Clooney will perennially be the sexiest silver fox alive, despite distinguished competition from Steve Carrell, Dermot Mulroney, Richard Gere and John Slattery.— Alex Apatoff

First Known Use of silver fox

circa 1758, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Sep 2020

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“Silver fox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20fox. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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