pox


1pox

noun \ˈpäks\

: a disease that causes a rash on the skin

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

plural pox or pox·es

Full Definition of POX

1
a :  a virus disease (as chicken pox) characterized by pustules or eruptions
b archaic :  smallpox
c :  syphilis
2
:  a disastrous evil :  plague, curse <a pox on him>
poxy \ˈpäk-sē\ adjective

Origin of POX

alteration of pocks, plural of pock
First Known Use: circa 1530

Rhymes with POX

2pox

transitive verb

Definition of POX

archaic
:  to infect with a pox and especially with syphilis

First Known Use of POX

1601

pox

noun \ˈpäks\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pox or pox·es

Medical Definition of POX

1
: a virus disease (as chicken pox) characterized by pustules or eruptions
2
archaic : smallpox

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