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pox

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noun \ˈpäks\

Definition of pox

plural

pox

or

poxes

  1. 1a :  a virus disease (such as chicken pox) characterized by pustules or eruptionsb archaic :  smallpoxc :  syphilis

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

poxy

play \ˈpäk-sē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pox

alteration of pocks, plural of pock


First Known Use: circa 1530


2

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


POX Defined for English Language Learners

pox

play
noun

Definition of pox for English Language Learners

  • : a disease that causes a rash on the skin

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


Medical Dictionary

pox

play
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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