A female fox is a vixen.
- A feisty, quarrelsome woman is an example of a vixen.
- A female red fox is an example of a vixen.
The definition of a vixen is a hot-tempered woman, or a female fox.
- a female fox
- an ill-tempered, shrewish, or malicious woman
Origin of vixenMiddle English (southern dialect, dialectal ) fixen ; from Old English fyxe, she-fox (or fyxen, adjective , of a fox) ; from fox, fox
- A female fox.
- A woman regarded as quarrelsome or ill-tempered.
Origin of vixenFrom dialectal alteration of Middle English fixen, from Old English fyxe.
From Old English fixen (“of a fox"), fyxen. Voiced v- is from Southern dialect. Compare German FÃ¼chsin. See also fox.