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pox

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noun \ˈpäks\

Simple Definition of pox

  • : a disease that causes a rash on the skin

  • —used to say that you hope something bad will happen to someone or something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pox

plural pox or poxes

  1. 1 a :  a virus disease (as chicken pox) characterized by pustules or eruptions b archaic :  smallpox c :  syphilis

  2. 2 :  a disastrous evil :  plague, curse <a pox on him>

poxy play \ˈpäk-sē\ adjective

Origin of pox

alteration of pocks, plural of pock


First Known Use: circa 1530

Rhymes with pox


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pox

verb

Definition of pox

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to infect with a pox and especially with syphilis



1601

First Known Use of pox

1601


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pox

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noun \ˈpäks\

Medical Definition of pox

plural pox or poxes

  1. 1:  a virus disease (as chicken pox) characterized by pustules or eruptions

  2. 2archaic :  smallpox

  3. 3:  syphilis




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