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Noun: fox  fóks
  1. Alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
     
  2. A shifty deceptive person
    - dodger [informal], slyboots [informal]
     
  3. The grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox
     
  4. [informal] A very attractive or seductive looking woman
    - smasher [Brit, informal], stunner [informal], knockout [informal], beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach [informal], lulu [informal], looker [informal], mantrap [informal], dish [Brit, informal], patootie [US, informal], hotty [informal], honey [informal], babe [informal], hottie [informal]
Verb: fox  fóks
  1. Deceive somebody
    "We foxed the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week";
    - flimflam [informal], play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob [archaic], pull a fast one on [informal], play a trick on, hose [N. Amer, informal], take for a ride [informal], pull a fast one [informal], sucker [N. Amer, informal]
     
  2. Confuse or leave at a loss because of something complex or difficult to understand
    "These questions fox even the experts";
    - confuse, throw, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate [informal], perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, dumbfound
     
  3. Become discoloured with, or as if with, mildew spots
Noun: Fox  fóks
  1. English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806)
    - Charles James Fox
     
  2. The Algonquian language of the Fox
     
  3. English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691)
    - George Fox
     
  4. A member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River

Derived forms: foxing, foxes, foxed

Type of: adult female, Algonquian, Algonquian language, Algonquin, be, beguiler, canid, canine, cheat, cheater, cozen [literary], deceive, deceiver, delude, fur, lead on, national leader, pelt, religious person, slicker [informal], spot, statesman, statesperson, trickster, woman

Encyclopedia: Fox, Morgan