One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of the paper of old books or prints) discoloured with brown spots.‘large foxed sheets’
mottled, dappled, dapple, pied, piebald, brindled, brindle, speckled, speckly, flecked, specked, stippledView synonyms
- ‘Finally, some fine scans of Modern Library classics, complete with foxed, faded and generally well-worn dust-jackets.’
2informal, archaic Drunk.‘I am perhaps a trifle foxed’intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
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