Vixen definition

vĭksən
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A female fox.
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A female fox.
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A woman regarded as quarrelsome or ill-tempered.
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The definition of a vixen is a hot-tempered woman, or a female fox.

A feisty, quarrelsome woman is an example of a vixen.

A female red fox is an example of a vixen.

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(colloquial) A racy or salacious woman.
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An ill-tempered, shrewish, or malicious woman.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vixen
Plural:
vixens

Origin of vixen

  • From dialectal alteration of Middle English fixen from Old English fyxe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English fixen (“of a fox"), fyxen. Voiced v- is from Southern dialect. Compare German Füchsin. See also fox.

    From Wiktionary