follow Dictionary.com

What does Boxing Day have to do with boxing?

foxy

[fok-see] /ˈfɒk si/
adjective, foxier, foxiest.
1.
foxlike; cunning or crafty; slyly clever.
2.
yellowish or reddish brown, as of the color of the common red fox.
3.
Slang.
  1. sexually appealing; attractive.
  2. stylish; modish:
    a foxy outfit.
  3. exciting and appealing, as a place, entertainment, or the like.
4.
discolored or foxed:
pages of a book that had become foxy.
5.
(of a wine) having the pronounced flavor natural to native American grape varieties, as that of fox grapes or of Concord or Catawba grapes.
6.
(especially of a painting) having excessively warm tones; containing too much red.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; 1960-65 for def 3; fox + -y1
Related forms
foxily, adverb
foxiness, noun
unfoxy, adjective
Synonyms
1. wily, tricky, sly, artful.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for foxily

foxy

/ˈfɒksɪ/
adjective foxier, foxiest
1.
of or resembling a fox, esp in craftiness
2.
smelling strongly like a fox
3.
of a reddish-brown colour
4.
(of paper, wood, etc) spotted, esp by mildew
5.
(of wine) having the flavour of fox grapes
6.
(of oats) having a musty smell as a result of getting wet, fermenting, and drying out
7.
(slang) sexy; sexually attractive
Derived Forms
foxily, adverb
foxiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for foxily

foxy

adj.

1520s, "crafty, cunning," from fox (n.) + -y (2). Of colors, stains, tints, etc. from 18c. Meaning "attractive" is 1895, American English slang. Related: Foxiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for foxily

foxy

adjective

Attractive; stylish; sexually desirable: She was 22 years old, a real foxy little chick with auburn hair/ She must be one foxy lady (1895+ College students)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for foxy

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for foxily

19
19
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for foxily