Usage note
The feminine form of "fox" can also be "vixen" in the sense shown in 1).
fox(
faks
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el zorro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la zorra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I saw a fox with pointy ears and a bushy orange tail running through the forest.Vi un zorro con orejas puntiagudas y una tupida cola anaranjada corriendo por el bosque.
2. (attractive girl)
a. la mamacita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
I can't believe an ugly guy like Victor would have such a fox of a girlfriend.No puedo creer que un tipo feo como Víctor tenga tal mamacita de novia.
b. el hembrón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Anyone would fall in love with her. She's a fox.Cualquiera se enamoraría de ella, es un hembrón.
c. el minón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
Which one do you think is prettier? - I think they're both foxes.¿Cuál te parece más bonita? - Creo que las dos son minones.
d. la tía buena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Raul turned to look at the fox walking by as he was driving and nearly got into a collision.Raúl giró la cabeza para ver a una tía buena que iba caminando por la calle mientras conducía y casi choca.
3. (cunning person)
a. el zorro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la zorra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What an old fox! He tricked us all!¡Es un viejo zorro! ¡Nos engañó a todos!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to deceive)
a. engañar
Mauricio's such a hypocrite. He foxed us all.Mauricio es muy hipócrita, nos engañó a todos.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to perplex)
a. confundir a
Our new rodent protection system should fox the squirrels and mice and keep them from eating our bulbs.El nuevo sistema de protección contra roedores debería confundir a las ardillas y los ratones, y evitar que se coman los bulbos.
b. dejar perplejo
Tanya's strange response foxed me.La extraña respuesta de Tanya me dejó perplejo.
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fox
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el zorro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a sly old foxun viejo zorro
fox cubcría de zorro
fox huntcaza del zorro
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (colloquial)
a. dejar pasmado(a) (perplex)
4. (deceive)
a. burlar, engañar
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fox [fɒks]
noun
1 (dog fox) zorro (m); (female fox) zorra (f)
2 (cunning person) zorro (m)
he's an old fox es un viejo zorro
transitive verb
especially (Britain) (deceive) engañar; (puzzle) dejar perplejo a
this will fox them esto les despistará; you had me completely foxed there eso me tuvo completamente despistado
modifier
fox cub (n) cachorro (m) (de zorro)
fox fur (n) piel (f) de zorro
fox terrier (n) foxterrier (m); perro (m) raposero or zorrero
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
fox(
fohks
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (dance)
a. foxtrot
En los años treinta, el fox era un baile muy popular en Estados Unidos.In the thirties, the foxtrot was a very popular dance in the United States.
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fox [fos]
foxtrot
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Phrases with "fox"
Here are the most popular phrases with "fox." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
What does the fox say?
¿Qué dice el zorro?
arctic fox
el zorro ártico
red fox
el zorro rojo
Examples
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