silver fox

[ sil-ver foks ]

  1. a red fox in the color phase in which the fur is black with silver-gray ends on the longer hairs.

  2. an attractive older person with gray or silver hair, especially a man.

Origin of silver fox

First recorded in 1760–70

Words Nearby silver fox Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use silver fox in a sentence

  • The rising moon sailed higher in the heavens, and looked down upon the peaceful camp of the silver fox Patrol.

British Dictionary definitions for silver fox

silver fox

  1. an American red fox in a colour phase in which the fur is black with long silver-tipped hairs

  2. the valuable fur or pelt of this animal

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