1. [ noun ] (zoology) alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
Related terms: canine red_fox gray_fox kit_fox kit_fox arctic_fox red_fox Reynard
2. [ noun ] a shifty deceptive person
Synonyms: slyboots dodger
Related terms: deceiver trick
3. [ verb ] be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
Synonyms: confuse confound befuddle bedevil fuddle discombobulate throw

: "These questions confuse even the experts" "This question completely threw me" "This question befuddled even the teacher"

Related terms: be perplex disorient demoralize confuse confusion
4. [ noun ] (politics) English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806)
Synonyms: charles_james_fox
Related terms: statesman
5. [ noun ] (religion) English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691)
Synonyms: George_Fox
Related terms: religionist
6. [ noun ] the gray or reddish-brown fur of a fox
Related terms: fur
7. [ verb ] become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots
Related terms: spot
8. [ verb ] deceive somebody
Synonyms: trick pull_a_fast_one_on play_a_trick_on fob

"We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"

Related terms: deceive snooker trickery dodger trickery
9. [ noun ] a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River
Related terms: Algonquian
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 186
11. [ noun ] (linguistics) the Algonquian language of the Fox people
Related terms: Algonquian
Similar spelling:   foxy