adjective (foxier; -est) Date: 1528 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. having a sharp brisk flavor <foxy grapes> 3. physically attractive <a foxy lady> Synonyms:seesly • foxilyadverb • foxinessnoun
Foxy Fox"y, a. 1. Like or pertaining to the fox; foxlike in disposition or looks; wily. Modred's narrow, foxy face. --Tennyson. 2. Having the color of a fox; of a yellowish or reddish brown color; -- applied sometimes to paintings when they have too much of this color. 3. Having the odor of a fox; rank; strong smeelling. 4. Sour; unpleasant in taste; -- said of wine, beer, etc., not properly fermented; -- also of grapes which have the coarse flavor of the fox grape.
(foxier, foxiest) 1. If you describe someone as foxy, you mean that they are deceitful in a clever, secretive way. He had wary, foxy eyes.= crafty ADJ 2. If a man calls a woman foxy, he means that she is physically attractive. (mainly AM INFORMAL) ADJ