vixen [ vik-suhn ]
1. a female fox.
2. an ill-tempered or quarrelsome woman.
3. a woman considered to be sexually attractive.
WORDS RELATED TO VIXEN
shrew, harpy, cat, harridan, witch, virago, termagant, she-devil, hellcat, dragon
SYNONYMS FOR VIXEN
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2. shrew, scold, virago, harpy, termagant.
Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English (south); replacing earlier fixen, Middle English (north), for Old English fyxe, feminine of fox fox (compare fyxen (adjective) “pertaining to a fox,” Old High German fuhsin (noun) “vixen”)
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR VIXEN
A picture was forming of Amanda as a vixen with dark impulses, and her family struggled to control the firestorm.
HOW THE MEDIA GOT KNOX WRONG|BARBIE LATZA NADEAU|APRIL 2, 2010|DAILY BEAST
But old Vixen was up in natural history—she knew squirrel nature and took the case in hand when the proper time came.
WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN|ERNEST THOMPSON SETON
They sat there looking back at the beautiful scene, as the Vixen passed down the harbor.
THE BOY SCOUTS OF THE NAVAL RESERVE|ROBERT SHALER
Here, again, Vixen led Garm from one carriage to the other; jumped into the back seat, and shouted.
ACTIONS AND REACTIONS|RUDYARD KIPLING
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