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Topic: ANIMALS

Language: Old English
Origin:

fox

1 noun
     
fox
fox1
1 [countable]HBA a wild animal like a dog with reddish-brown fur, a pointed face, and a thick tail
2 [countable] informal someone who is clever and good at deceiving people:
He was a sly old fox.
3 [uncountable]DCC the skin and fur of a fox, used to make clothes
4 [countable] American English informal someone who is sexually attractive
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