vixen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vixen a female fox
    • n vixen a malicious woman with a fierce temper
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Santa's reindeer are: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.
    • Vixen A cross, ill-tempered person; -- formerly used of either sex, now only of a woman. "She was a vixen when she went to school."
    • Vixen A female fox.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vixen A she-fox.
    • n vixen Hence A turbulent, quarrelsome woman; a scold; a termagant: formerly used occasionally of a man.
    • vixen Vixenish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • fem Vixen : any one notorious for cunning
    • n Vixen vik′sn a she-fox: an ill-tempered woman
    • adjs Vixen ill-tempered, snarling
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. fixen, a she-fox, for fyxen, fem. of fox,. See Fox
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formerly also vixon; a form of fixen—A.S. fyxen, a she-fox.

Usage

In literature:

We have had an April of really 'magnifique' Weather: but here is that vixen May with its N.E.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble (1871-1883)" by Edward FitzGerald
Around the turn came Vixen, but not alone.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various
After that night Vixen held her peace.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
An hour was dawdled away thus, and then, when Mrs. Winstanley began to think about dressing for dinner, Vixen went off to finish her packing.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
And I followed the example set me by my vixen, and did spend more than half the night at this very tavern.
"A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales" by Amelie Rives
And what will you do, dear little vixen?
"The Jealousy of le Barbouillé" by Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière
She looks a perfect vixen.
"The Girls of St. Olave's" by Mabel Mackintosh
The vixen took hold of one of her arms and then the other, raising them and swaying them about.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
He had heard something of Unziar and that handsome vixen of Selpdorf's.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
But the man who had borrowed the little vixen wife began to feel scorn of her after he had lived with her a little while.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
With every mothering instinct quickened, the vixen crept down the slanting passages in the direction of a faint moonlight glimmer beyond.
"Creatures of the Night" by Alfred W. Rees
But it couldn't last, and he knew it, although those looking on began to have hopes that he would tire the vixen out.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
What a little vixen the girl is, curse her!
"The Masked Bridal" by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
What a vixen she was!
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
They came to a little thicket, and a vixen popped out.
"Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales" by Anonymous
But, there, I suppose that little vixen Alice arranged it all.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
That's the old vixen from the holt, as sure as my name's Price.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
He could have shaken the little vixen!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
You shall have the bath and the paddle, you vile vixen!
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
I hope he's married a vixen who'll lead him an awful dance.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
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In poetry:

Why should I stay? Both parties rage;
My vixen mistress squalls;
The wits in envious feuds engage:
And Homer (damn him!) calls.
"Farewell to London" by Alexander Pope
Winds awoke, and vixen-footed
Firelight prowled the glade;
The stars were hooded and the moon afraid
To vex the darkness with her yellow braid.
"The Rising of Glyndwr" by R S Thomas
`When the lean hare nibbles the birch—tree bark,
And the stoat grows lank and thin,
And the cubs of the vixen prowl the dark,
And the gossips sit and spin;
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin
Could Homer come himself, distressed and poor And tune his harp at Rhedicina's door,
The rich old vixen would exclaim, (I fear,)
"Begone! no tramper gets a farthing here."
"On The Neglect Of Homer" by William Cowper
Her first was Winny Earnes, a kind
Of woman not to dance inclined;
But she went up, entirely won,
Ere Jump-to-glory Jane had done;
And once a vixen wild for speech,
She found the better way to preach.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith

In news:

Vixen Composites is an affiliate of the Dicor Corporation, whose affiliated companies are suppliers to RV manufacturers and the RV aftermarket.
Here Locklear and Cassidy reveal their rules of workplace etiquette, vixen -style.
Spitzer's vixen won't stay down.
Your sparkling photograph of the Radio City Rockettes should be a role model for all young women who dream of a career in show business ("On Dancer, On Vixen ," Dec 21.).
Every Vixen's worst enemy is breakouts.
"Mad" Vixen: Ashton Mocked My Acting.
Vixens for Veterans / Facebook.
Carl Hiaasen Jill Kelley, the mystery vixen in Petraeus scandal.
Have a wonderful week, Vixens.
Vixen's Favorite Neiman Marcus + Target Holiday Items.
Carl Hiaasen Jill Kelley, the mystery vixen in Petraeus scandal.
The Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj feud rages on as the rap vixen spoke candidly about how the beef started between.
Okay, so you know that skinny brunette vixen, Olivia Palermo , from The City last night.
Keke Palmer Covers & Talks With Vibe Vixen.
Watching The Throne From A Vixen Point Of View .
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