Definition of “fox” - English Dictionary

“fox” in British English

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foxnoun

uk /fɒks/ us /fɑːks/

fox noun (ANIMAL)

B2 [ C ] a wild mammal belonging to the dog family that has a pointed face and ears, a wide tail covered 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 deceiving people:

He's a cunning/sly/wily old fox.

fox noun (WOMAN)

[ C ] US informal a sexually attractive 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 wild mammal belonging to the dog family which has a pointed face and ears, a wide furry tail, 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)