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Meaning of “fox” in the English Dictionary

"fox" in British English

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foxnoun

uk   /fɒks/  us   /fɑːks/
  • fox noun (ANIMAL)

B2 [C] a ​wildmammalbelonging to the ​dogfamily that has a ​pointedface and ​ears, a ​widetailcovered in ​fur, and often reddish-brown ​fur [U] the ​skin of this ​animal used to make ​coats and ​hats

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  • fox noun (CLEVER PERSON)

[C usually singular] someone who is ​clever and good at ​deceivingpeople: He's a ​cunning/​sly/​wilyold fox.
  • fox noun (WOMAN)

[C] US informal a ​sexuallyattractive woman

foxverb [T]

uk   /fɒks/  us   /fɑːks/ UK
(Definition of fox from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fox" in American English

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foxnoun [C/U]

 us   /fɑks/
a ​wildmammalbelonging to the ​dogfamily which has a ​pointedface and ​ears, a ​widefurrytail, and often red-brown ​fur, or the ​fur of this ​animal: [C] A fox who had ​smelled the ​chickens came out of the ​woods into the ​yard.
(Definition of fox from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fox”
in Korean 여우…
in Arabic ثَعْلَب…
in Malaysian rubah…
in French renard…
in Russian лиса…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 狐,狐狸, 狐狸皮…
in Italian volpe…
in Turkish tilki…
in Polish lis…
in Spanish zorro…
in Vietnamese cáo…
in Portuguese raposa…
in Thai สุนัขจิ้งจอก…
in German der Fuchs…
in Catalan guineu…
in Japanese キツネ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 狐,狐狸, 狐狸皮…
in Indonesian rubah…
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