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fox

[ foks ]
/ fɒks /
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noun, plural fox·es, (especially collectively) fox.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to act cunningly or craftily.
(of book leaves, prints, etc.) to become foxed.
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Origin of fox

First recorded before 900; 1960–65 for def. 8; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Saxon vohs, Middle Low German vos, Old High German fuhs (German Fuchs ); cf. vixen

OTHER WORDS FROM fox

fox·like, adjective

Other definitions for fox (2 of 2)

Fox
[ foks ]
/ fɒks /

noun
Charles James, 1749–1806, British orator and statesman.
George, 1624–91, English religious leader and writer: founder of the Society of Friends.
John. John Foxe.
John William, Jr., 1863–1919, U.S. novelist.
Margaret, 1833–93, and her sister Katherine (“Kate”), 1839–92, U.S. spiritualist mediums, born in Canada.
Sir William, 1812–93, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister 1856, 1861–62, 1869–72, 1873.
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British Dictionary definitions for fox (1 of 3)

fox
/ (fɒks) /

noun plural foxes or fox
verb

Derived forms of fox

foxlike, adjective

Word Origin for fox

Old English; related to Old High German fuhs, Old Norse fōa fox, Sanskrit puccha tail; see vixen

British Dictionary definitions for fox (2 of 3)

Fox1
/ (fɒks) /

noun
plural Fox or Foxes a member of a North American Indian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family

British Dictionary definitions for fox (3 of 3)

Fox2
/ (fɒks) /

noun
Charles James . 1749–1806, British Whig statesman and orator. He opposed North over taxation of the American colonies and Pitt over British intervention against the French Revolution. He advocated parliamentary reform and the abolition of the slave trade
George . 1624–91, English religious leader; founder (1647) of the Society of Friends (Quakers)
Terry, full name Terrance Stanley Fox (1958–81). Canadian athlete: he lost a leg to cancer and subsequently attempted a coast-to-coast run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research
Vicente (Spanish viˈθɛnte). born 1942, Mexican politician; president of Mexico (2000-06)
Sir William . 1812–93, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1856; 1861–62; 1869–72; 1873)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with fox

fox

see crazy like a fox.

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