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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOX'Y, a. Pertaining to foxes; wily. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily]

Merriam Webster's

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: see sly foxily adverb foxiness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (foxier, foxiest) 1 of or like a fox. 2 sly or cunning. 3 reddish-brown. 4 (of paper) damaged, esp. by mildew. 5 US sl. (of a woman) sexually attractive. Derivatives: foxily adv. foxiness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(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

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Artful, wily, cunning, crafty, sly, subtle.

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