ks) KEY NOUN: pl. fox·es
, also fox
- Any of various carnivorous mammals of the genus Vulpes and related genera, related to the dogs and wolves and characteristically having upright ears, a pointed snout, and a long bushy tail.
- The fur of one of these mammals.
- A crafty, sly, or clever person.
- Slang A sexually attractive person.
- Nautical Small cordage made by twisting together two or more strands of tarred yarn.
- Archaic A sword.
, fox·es VERB: tr.
- To trick or fool by ingenuity or cunning; outwit.
- To baffle or confuse.
- To make (beer) sour by fermenting.
- To repair (a shoe) by attaching a new upper.
- Obsolete To intoxicate.
- To act slyly or craftily.
- To turn sour in fermenting. Used of beer.
Middle English, from Old English