Definition of foxy in US English:


adjectivefoxiest, foxier

  • 1Resembling or likened to a fox.

    ‘a terrier with a foxy expression’
    • ‘Her skin was pale and unblemished like mine, and she had a nose like mine too - all foxy and pointy.’
    1. 1.1informal Cunning or sly in character.
      • ‘The sweetest moments for a fighter are when time has given him the rounds to make him foxy and clever, but has not yet robbed him of the wherewithal to put it into to action.’
      crafty, wily, artful, guileful, devious, sly, knowing, scheming, designing, tricky, slippery, slick, manipulative, machiavellian, deceitful, deceptive, duplicitous, janus-faced
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    2. 1.2informal (chiefly of a woman) sexually attractive.
      • ‘However, there were a lot of very foxy male and female dancers, so it was a good enough experience.’
      • ‘For example, the next time your loved one catches you eyeing a foxy babe, patiently explain that you're entitled to stare because in another dimension you and that person got married and had 12 kids.’
      • ‘Point to young rockers: they are not living in a mansion with a limo in the bedroom with gold-plated champagne spigots in the backseat Jacuzzi; nor do they have a stable of foxy groupies waiting in the van.’
      • ‘Tall, mature, single, blue-blooded aristocrat, seeks tall, mature foxy lady who loves dressing in furs.’
      • ‘By night, he toils on his self-indulgent solo art film, obsessively documenting the minutiae of his life while the bigger picture-the growing distance between him and his foxy French lady friend Marlene-eludes him.’
      • ‘They had a female singer who also played the occasional keyboard line on a synth, a very foxy left-handed bass player (she was lovely!) and the guitarist chappy who I'd previously seen playing with another band.’
      • ‘‘I love the look - very foxy,’ said one young woman who could be described as rather foxy herself.’
      • ‘Will you please go tell Mara and that foxy chick you're with to come down for dinner?’
      • ‘Bringing more good news from Sweden, these foxy female 20-somethings have been playing since pre-pubescence, and this well-timed stateside debut hits girlie bands and Strokes mimers where it hurts.’
      • ‘Like many photographers, he goes after kids, babies, foxy ladies, handsome men.’
      • ‘Dressed in a foxy pink velvet cocktail dress, she looks and sounds overjoyed, obviously loving the enthusiastic homecoming atmosphere.’
      • ‘The foxy temptress and swooning beauty of popular imagination was a violent pragmatist for whom death held no chill.’
      • ‘He's insanely jealous of any man - the milkman, the dentist, even the teenage piano student he tutors - who encounters his foxy wife Zelda.’
      • ‘Oh yeah, and the instructor was pretty damn foxy too.’
      • ‘Well, the other morning I pulled into the parking lot at the Sovereign Centre (a local shopping centre), and as I was looking for a spot to park, I saw this foxy looking lady walking to her car.’
      • ‘Don't they just make you want to hop into a Porsche convertible, drive down to the beach, and enjoy a midnight stroll with a foxy lady?’
      attractive, pretty, handsome, good-looking, nice-looking, pleasing, alluring, prepossessing, as pretty as a picture
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    3. 1.3 Reddish brown in color.
      scarlet, vermilion, ruby, ruby-red, ruby-coloured, cherry, cherry-red, cerise, cardinal, carmine, wine, wine-red, wine-coloured, claret, claret-red, claret-coloured, blood-red
      reddish, flaming red, flame-coloured, auburn, titian, chestnut, carroty, ginger, sandy
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    4. 1.4 (of wine) having a musky flavor.
      • ‘There had been substantial bias against such new varieties, especially those including genes from American vine species, because of historical associations with poor wine quality and foxy flavours.’
    5. 1.5 (of paper or other material) marked with spots; foxed.