verb (fox, es)
- A small carnivore (Vulpes vulpes), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail.
- Any of numerous species of small wild canids similar to the red fox, this term describing members of at least five genera (see the w:Fox, Wikipedia article on the fox).
- A fox terrier.
- A cunning person.
- (slang) An attractive woman.
- (transitive) To trick, fool or outwit (someone) by cunning or ingenuity.
- (transitive) To confuse or baffle (someone).
Etymology: Old English foxOld English, fox, from West Germanic
- This crossword puzzle has completely foxed me.
- (intransitive) To act slyly or craftily.
- (intransitive). To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.
- The pages of the book show distinct foxing.
- fukhs, from Proto-Germanic
- fuhsaz, from Proto-Indo-European
- puk-so-, from
- puk- ('tail'). Cognates include German Fuchs, Frisian foks, and Dutch vos.
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