coxy

1 of 2

adjective

ˈkäksi
variants or cocksy
-er/-est

coxy

2 of 2

noun

variants or less commonly coxey
ˈkäksē
plural coxies also coxeys
: avian coccidiosis

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

alteration of cocks, plural of cock entry 1 (in the phrase cocks of the game fighting cocks) + -y

Noun

modification of New Latin coccidiosis

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“Coxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coxy. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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