I. noun (plural foxes; also fox) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German fuhs fox and perhaps to Sanskrit puccha tail Date: before 12th century 1. a. any of various carnivorous mammals (especially genus Vulpes) of the dog family related to but smaller than wolves with shorter legs, more pointed muzzle, large erect ears, and long bushy tail b. the fur of a fox 2. a clever crafty person 3. archaic sword 4. capitalized a member of an American Indian people formerly living in what is now Wisconsin 5. a good-looking young woman or man II. transitive verb Date: 1611 1. obsolete intoxicate 2. a. to trick by ingenuity or cunning ; outwit b. baffle <
foxed by his behavior

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