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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.
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Examples for foxy
  • His pale-blue eyes are small and set in a wide, bullish face, and his stare is coldly foxy.
  • The scientists then introduced a flock of these foxy fellows to a normal fruit fly population.
  • The owlets will become a foxy red or a shadowy gray when grown.
  • The foxy lady has an insane work ethic, no question.
British Dictionary definitions for foxy

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
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Word Origin and History for foxy
foxy
1520s, crafty, cunning, from fox + -y (2). Of colors, stains, tints, etc. from 18c. Meaning attractive is 1895, Amer.Eng. slang.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for foxy

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.
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