Fuchs

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English[edit]

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From German Fuchs.

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Fuchs

  1. A surname​.

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Alemannic German[edit]

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Fuchs m (plural Füchs, diminutive Füchsli)

  1. fox

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German fuhs, from Proto-Germanic *fuhsaz, from Proto-Indo-European *púḱsos (the tailed one), from *puḱ- (tail). Cognate with English fox, Sanskrit पुच्छ (púccha).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʊks/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊks

Noun[edit]

Fuchs m (genitive Fuchses, plural Füchse, diminutive Füchslein n or Füchschen n, feminine Füchsin)

  1. fox (animal)
    Fuchs, du hast die Gans gestohlen. Gib sie wieder her!
    Fox, you stole the goose. Bring it back again! (Line from a popular children’s song)
  2. (informal) a clever or cunning person
    Er ist ein ganz schöner Fuchs.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. (informal) a red-haired person
    Unser Paul ist ja ein kleiner Fuchs.
    Our Paul is a little redhead.
  4. (card games) In Doppelkopf, the ace of diamonds, which earns a side of players an extra point if they win it from the other side
    Ich hatte nur vier Trümpfe und darunter beide Füchse.
    I had only four trumps and among them were both aces of diamonds.

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Proper noun[edit]

Fuchs ? (genitive Fuchs)

  1. A common surname originating as a nickname.
  2. A German Jewish surname​.

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