foxily

foxy

[fok-see]
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.
a.
sexually appealing; attractive.
b.
stylish; modish: a foxy outfit.
c.
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:
1520–30; 1960–65 for def 3; fox + -y1

foxily, adverb
foxiness, noun
unfoxy, adjective


1. wily, tricky, sly, artful.
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foxy (ˈfɒksɪ)
 
adj , 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
 
'foxily
 
adv
 
'foxiness
 
n

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foxy
1520s, crafty, cunning, from fox + -y (2). Of colors, stains, tints, etc. from 18c. Meaning attractive is 1895, Amer.Eng. slang.
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