AskDefine | Define vixen

Dictionary Definition

vixen n : a malicious fierce-tempered woman [syn: harpy, hellcat]

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English

Etymology

fixen. Voiced v- is from Southern dialect

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A female fox.
  2. A malicious, quarrelsome or temperamental woman.
    • 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 contiunal dropping on a very rainy day, he had not a vixen in his eye–a fury with long nails, acrid and selfish.
  3. A racy or salacious woman.

Translations

female fox
temperamental woman
sexy woman
See fox

Extensive Definition

Vixen can refer to:
vixen in German: Vixen
vixen in French: Vixen
vixen in Italian: Vixen (disambigua)
vixen in Japanese: ヴィクセン
vixen in Portuguese: Vixen (desambiguação)
vixen in Swedish: Vixen

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Jezebel, Mafioso, Partlet, Xanthippe, Young Turk, amazon, battle-ax, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, biddy, bitch, bitch-kitty, bomber, bossy, brood mare, brute, cat, common scold, cow, demon, devil, doe, dragon, ewe, ewe lamb, fiend, filly, fire-eater, firebrand, fishwife, fury, goon, gorilla, grimalkin, guinea hen, gunsel, gyp, hag, hardnose, harpy, heifer, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhag, hellhound, hellion, hen, hind, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, incendiary, jenny, killer, lioness, mad dog, madcap, mare, monster, mugger, nanny, nanny goat, ogress, peahen, rapist, revolutionary, roe, savage, scold, she-bear, she-devil, she-goat, she-lion, she-wolf, shrew, siren, slut, sow, spitfire, termagant, terror, terrorist, tiger, tigress, tough, tough guy, ugly customer, violent, virago, wild beast, wildcat, witch, wolf
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