foxy

People who are foxy are either sneaky or good looking. If you say someone is foxy, unless she has a long skinny nose and is stealing your eggs, you probably mean she’s hot.

If your dog is foxy, he might resemble a pointy-nosed fox, or he may be a wily beggar, convincing people with his sad eyes that he hasn't eaten for days. Foxy is also an informal term for an attractive person. This meaning comes from the Middle Ages, when a writer complained of women’s clothes that were so tight they had to stuff fox tails down the back of their skirts to hide their behinds. That is not weird at all.

Definitions of foxy
1

adj marked by skill in deception

“a foxy scheme”
Synonyms:
crafty, cunning, dodgy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily
artful
marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.