vixen
see also: Vixen
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈvɪk.sən/
Noun

vixen (plural vixens)

  1. A female fox.
  2. A malicious, quarrelsome or temperamental woman.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗:
    • 1859:, George Eliot. Adam Bede: page 54. Köln: Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 1999:
      […] and if Solomon was as wise as he is reputed to be, I feel sure that when he compared a contentious woman to a continual dripping on a very rainy day, he had not a vixen in his eye–a fury with long nails, acrid and selfish.
  3. (colloquial) A racy or salacious woman.
  4. (colloquial) A wife who has sex with other men with her husband's consent.
Synonyms
  • (malicious, quarrelsome or temperamental woman) seeSynonyms en
  • (racy or salacious woman) seeSynonyms en
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Vixen
Proper noun
  1. The fourth reindeer of Santa Claus.
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