foxy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj foxy marked by skill in deception "cunning men often pass for wise","deep political machinations","a foxy scheme","a slick evasive answer","sly as a fox","tricky Dick","a wily old attorney"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foxy Attractive in a sexually appealing way; --of women.
    • Foxy Having the color of a fox; of a yellowish or reddish brown color; -- applied sometimes to paintings when they have too much of this color.
    • Foxy Having the odor of a fox; rank; strong smelling.
    • Foxy Like or pertaining to the fox; foxlike in disposition or looks; wily; cunning. "Modred's narrow, foxy face."
    • Foxy Sour; unpleasant in taste; -- said of wine, beer, etc., not properly fermented; -- also of grapes which have the coarse flavor of the fox grape.
    • Foxy Stylish and sexually attractive; -- of women's clothing; as, wearing a foxy new outfit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • foxy Pertaining to or characteristic of foxes; resembling or suggestive of a fox; hence, tricky; given to cunning or subtle artifice.
    • foxy Of the color of the common red fox; rufous; reddish; ferrugineous.
    • foxy Having the peculiar sickish-sweet taste and smell of the American fox-grape, illustrated in the familiar Concord grape.
    • foxy said of wine, beer, etc., which has soured in the course of fermentation.
    • foxy Discolored, as by decay; stained; foxed. See foxed. Specifically applied in dyeing to colors which assume an undesirable reddish shade, due to insufficient soaping or chemicking.
    • foxy In painting, marked by a disagreeable, hot quality of color.
    • foxy Penetrating and well acquainted with the ways of the world; sharp; especially, having an air of knowingness: it then signifies a not very estimable character.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Foxy of foxes: cunning, suspicious, causing suspicion:
    • adj Foxy (paint.) having too much of the reddish-brown or fox-colour
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fox; Ger. fuchs.

Usage

In literature:

Yes, I know; sometimes they shout `Fox' or `Foxy' after me.
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
Listen to what Foxy Issy has to say for himself.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
We rode about in Flora's pony cart, and sometimes went to visit "Foxy Grandpa," wife, and "Arizona Babe.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
The lower liquid was of a foxy brown colour, and, after a week's repose, it amounted to 38 parts out of 59.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
This Manager was Foxy.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
Now this was the door of Foxy-woxy's cave.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
The old man's pretty foxy.
"The Boy Scout Automobilists" by Robert Maitland
Foxy, you little fraud!
"The Rose Garden Husband" by Margaret Widdemer
They trailed us here in that motor boat but were too foxy to round the point.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
I reckon she's pretty foxy.
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The lowest price for ordinary foxy silver was 4s.
"The Economist" by Various
He's a foxy old boy, that Amzi.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Foxy's a real nice young man.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
But those fine city dudes have such a polished, underhanded, deep, sly, foxy way of attaining their ends.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
My Ambrose had ever a bold, free glance, with his big, lustrous eyes, not a sidelong, foxy look.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
But he's a foxy cuss.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
Miraflores was too foxy to go touring so openly.
"The Key to Yesterday" by Charles Neville Buck
Foxy Grandpa's face had been rapidly undergoing a change.
"The Haunted Pajamas" by Francis Perry Elliott
The foxy old veteran was actually trying to steal home on the Big League pitcher.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
Old Wragg does not look so much like a foxy terrier for nothing.
"A Little World" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Comes, like a scissors stalking, tailor age,
Deliver me who timid in my tribe,
Of love am barer than Cadaver's trap
Robbed of the foxy tongue, his footed tape
Of the bone inch
"When, Like A Running Grave" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Foxy Falafel's curry falafel sandwich.
New song from Foxy Shazam.
Tonight, they faceoff against one of our favorite bands (and one that just put on a KILLER show at the Warehouse) Foxy Shazam.
Foxy Brown, Wayne, Drake join Minaj onstage in NYC.
Though Nicki Minaj has often been accused of biting Lil Kim's style and flow — which resulted in a whole lot of drama and a feud that hasn't really ended yet — the Harajuku Barbie insists her biggest influence is actually Foxy Brown.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj's New York City concert featured usual suspects like her mentor Lil Wayne and label mate Drake, but it was another guest appearance that was really striking: rapper Foxy Brown.
Foxy Brown updates the diner concept for the gastropub age.
See Foxy Shazam's "Holy Touch" Video Here & Now.
Foxy Brown's Mooning Charge Dropped.
Rap lady Foxy Brown escaped prosecution for mooning her uptight neighbor Irene Raymond on Tuesday because the plaintiff refused to testify in court.
Foxy Brown plans to sue NYC for $100 million over dropped charge.
Rapper Foxy Brown has spoken to RadarOnline.com exclusively to shoot down reports that she was intoxicated, locked herself in a bathroom, and was taken out by security at a fashion show after-party in New York City last week.
( Foxy ) Allen, 72, of Zanesville, died at 1:05 PM Wednesday November 18, 2009 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital.
Marie ReMoan of Foxy Troy Burlesque.
They strutted to "Foxy Lady and "Walking through New Orleans" then to "Walk it out.
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