Vixen – Animal Terms in English in real context with illustrations
/ˈvɪk.sən/ (adj & noun)
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female fox – an offensive term for an unpleasant and quarrelsome woman, fishwife, termagant
In American English, has the word “vixen” lost its negative connotations when used to refer to a woman?
I’ve only ever heard it used to refer to either literal lady foxes or women who are openly and almost aggressively sexual. I suppose someone uncomfortable with female sexuality might see that as a negative connotation, but I’ve never heard it used that way.
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