OE. term|fixen||of a fox. Voiced v- is from Southern dialect
- A female fox.
- A malicious, quarrelsome or temperamental woman.
#* 1859:, w:George Eliot. Adam Bede: page 54. KÃ¶ln: KÃ¶nemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 1999:
#*: . . . and if Solomon was as wise as he is reputed to be, I feel sure that when he compared a contentious woman to a contiunal dropping on a very rainy day, he had not a vixen in his eye–a fury with long nails, acrid and selfish.
- colloquial A racy or salacious woman.
sense|female fox female fox
sense|malicious, quarrelsome or temperamental woman bitch, virago, she-devil, hellcat
sense|racy or salacious woman fox, sex kitten, nymphomaniac, vamp
Dutch: wijfjesvos f
French: renarde f
German: FÃ¼chsin f
Latin: vulpes femina f
Polish: lisica f
Spanish: zorra f