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See also: Foxy
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɑksi/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɒksi/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɒksi
- Hyphenation: fox‧y
- Having the qualities of a fox.
- Cunning, sly.
- (informal) Attractive, sexy (of a woman).
- (of a person, especially a woman) Having reddish-brown hair.
- (art) Using too much of the reddish-brown colours.
- 1844, Benjamin Robert Haydon, Lectures on Painting and Design:
- His eye for colour was so exquisite that I do not think there is a single instance in all his works of a heated tint which is called foxy. This cannot be said of Rubens or Rembrandt […]
- 1870, Frederick Peter Seguier, A Critical and Commercial Dictionary of the Works of Painters:
- Although the skies of Brydael's pictures are often broken with rather heavy masses of orange and yellow clouds, yet, taking him altogether, he was not a 'foxy' painter; on the contrary, there is a silvery coolness about some of his pictures which pleases us.
- (of wine) Having an animal-like odour.
- See also Thesaurus:sexy
having the qualities of a fox
(of a person) red-haired