[ fok-see ]
/ ˈfɒk si /

adjective, fox·i·er, fox·i·est.

foxlike; cunning or crafty; slyly clever.
yellowish or reddish brown, as of the color of the common red fox.
  1. sexually appealing; attractive.
  2. stylish; modish: a foxy outfit.
  3. exciting and appealing, as a place, entertainment, or the like.
discolored or foxed: pages of a book that had become foxy.
(of a wine) having the pronounced flavor natural to native American grape varieties, as that of fox grapes or of Concord or Catawba grapes.
(especially of a painting) having excessively warm tones; containing too much red.

Origin of foxy

1520–30; 1960–65 for def 3; fox + -y1

Related forms

fox·i·ly, adverbfox·i·ness, nounun·fox·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for foxy


/ (ˈfɒksɪ) /

adjective foxier or foxiest

Derived Forms

foxily, adverbfoxiness, noun
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