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FOX'Y, a. Pertaining to foxes; wily. [Not used.]
adjective (foxier; -est) Date: 1528
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.
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
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