(1)   Alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
(2)   The Algonquian language of the Fox
(3)   A member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River
(4)   A shifty deceptive person
(5)   English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691)
(6)   English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806)
(7)   The grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox


(8)   Become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots
(9)   Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
"These questions confuse even the experts"
"This question completely threw me"
"This question befuddled even the teacher"
(10)   Deceive somebody
"We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"


, from West Germanic *fukhs, from , from , from . Cognates include German , West Frisian , and Dutch .


  1. A red fox, small carnivore (Vulpes vulpes), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail.
  2. Any of numerous species of small wild canids resembling the red fox. In the taxonomy they form the genus Vulpes within the family Canidae, consisting of nine genera (see the Wikipedia article on the fox).
  3. A fox terrier.
  4. A cunning person.
  5. An attractive man or woman.


  1. To trick, fool or outwit (someone) by cunning or ingenuity.
  2. To confuse or baffle (someone).
    This crossword puzzle has completely foxed me.
  3. To act slyly or craftily.
  4. To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.
    The pages of the book show distinct foxing.