noun, plural fox·es, (especially collectively) fox.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- fowler, henry watson,
- fowling piece,
- fox bolt,
- fox brush,
- fox grape,
- fox hunt,
- fox hunting
Origin of fox
Examples from the Web for 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!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Weirich said whenever she saw Fox, she was wearing something too tight.
“We won the war,” the Fox News personality proclaimed last week.
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|DAILY BEAST
Further, the two colleges selected may not even be representative of large campuses, Fox said.
Fox was named first in the commission; but it was agreed that Gardiner should be the real head of the embassy.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
"There's a fox's mask," said the Colonel at the bottom of the table, pointing a triangular bit out.The Magnetic North|Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
The remote ancestors of the fox or of the crow were doubtless less shrewd and cunning than the crows and the foxes of to-day.Ways of Nature|John Burroughs
"How glad I am the partnership has been dissolved, and that the fox is all mine," was his first thought.The Book of Courage|John Thomson Faris
The grease of the fox and the marrow are good for the hardening of sinews.The Master of Game|Second Duke of York, Edward
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.