• Pertaining to a fox.
  • Having the characteristics of a fox; foxlike; cunning.


  • Any of certain canids called foxes (including the true foxes, the arctic fox and the grey fox); distinguished from the canines, which are regarded as similar to the dog and wolf.
  • A person considered vulpine (cunning); a fox.


  • Borrowed from Latin vulpīnus, from vulpēs, earlier volpēs, from Proto-Indo-European *wl(o)p- ("fox"). Cognate with Welsh llywarn ("fox"), Ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ, Armenian աղուէս, Albanian dhelpër, Lithuanian vilpišỹs ("wildcat"), Sanskrit लोपाश ("jackal, fox").

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