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noun 
  1. A small carnivore (Vulpes vulpes), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail.
  2. 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).
  3. A fox terrier.
  4. A cunning person.
  5. (slang) An attractive woman.
verb (fox, es)
  1. (transitive) To trick, fool or outwit (someone) by cunning or ingenuity.
  2. (transitive) To confuse or baffle (someone).
This crossword puzzle has completely foxed me.
  1. (intransitive) To act slyly or craftily.
  2. (intransitive). To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.
The pages of the book show distinct foxing.
Etymology: Old English foxOld English, fox, from West Germanic
  • 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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