noun, plural fox·es, (especially collectively) fox.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of fox
Related Words for foxmutt, pooch, pup, insect, rodent, ant, mosquito, flea, tomato, dish, bunny, beat, exceed, total, eclipse, outstrip, deceive, outfox, outmaneuver, baffle
Examples from the Web for fox
Contemporary Examples of fox
Earlier this week, Huckabee ended his Fox News talk show so he could spend time mulling another bid for the Republican nomination.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
January 8, 2015
Weirich said whenever she saw Fox, she was wearing something too tight.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
“We won the war,” the Fox News personality proclaimed last week.Why I’m for the War on Christmas
December 23, 2014
Presuming his demographic is largely the same as what it was when he was at Fox, they are not wealthy people.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.
Ana Marie Cox
December 20, 2014
Further, the two colleges selected may not even be representative of large campuses, Fox said.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Dec. 7
December 7, 2014
Historical Examples of fox
The bond was delivered to Fox, who tore it up and flung the pieces into the fire.De Libris: Prose and Verse
Besides, you two might like to watch how I set a trap to catch a fox.
Besides, Trapper Jim declared he owed the fox skin to Ed, anyhow.
Up and down he walked beneath the tree like a fox caught in a hencoop.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
As Miss Fox was exactly informed of all our plans, she was able to copy them in her own arrangements.Freeland
noun plural foxes or fox
- a jackal
- an image of a false prophet
Word Origin for fox
Old English fox, from West Germanic *fukhs (cf. Old Saxon vohs, Middle Dutch and Dutch vos, Old High German fuhs, German Fuchs, Old Norse foa, Gothic fauho), from Proto-Germanic base *fuh-, corresponding to PIE *puk- "tail" (cf. Sanskrit puccha- "tail").
The bushy tail is also the source of words for "fox" in Welsh (llwynog, from llwyn "bush"); Spanish (raposa, from rabo "tail"); and Lithuanian (uodegis "fox," from uodega "tail"). Metaphoric extension to "clever person" is early 13c. Meaning "sexually attractive woman" is from 1940s; but foxy in this sense is recorded from 1895.
Algonquian people, translating French renards, which itself may be a translation of an Iroquoian term meaning "red fox people." Their name for themselves is /meškwahki:-haki/ "red earths." French renard "fox" is from Reginhard, the name of the fox in old Northern European fables (cf. Low German Reinke de Vos), originally "strong in council, wily."
1560s (but perhaps implied in Old English foxung "foxlike wile, craftiness"), from fox (n.). Foxed in booksellers' catalogues means "stained with fox-colored marks." In other contexts, it typically meant "drunk" (1610s).
see crazy like a fox.