pox

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From the plural of Middle English pocke. See also pock.

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pox (countable and uncountable, plural poxes)

  1. A disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks.
  2. Syphilis.
  3. (figurative) A curse.
    • c. 1605, William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, act IV, scene 3
      A pox on him, he's a cat still.

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pox (third-person singular simple present poxes, present participle poxing, simple past and past participle poxed)

  1. (transitive, dated) To infect with the pox, or syphilis.
    • [1750?], Dr. [John] Arbuthnot, “The History of John Bull: Part II, Chapter III”, in The History of John Bull [by Dr. Arbuthnot]. And Poems on ſeveral Occasions by Dr. Jonathan Swift, with Several Miſcellaneous Pieces, by Dr. Swift and Mr. Pope, London: D. Midwinter, A. Tonson, page 60:
      Jack had a moſt ſcandalous tongue, and perſuaded Peg that all mankind, beſides himſelf, were pox'd by that ſcarlet-faced whore, †Signiora Bubonia. “As for his brother Lord Peter, the tokens were evident on him, blotches, ſcabs, and the corona. []

Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *bok (dirt, dung). Cognate with Turkish bok, Chuvash пӑх (păh) etc.

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pox (definite accusative poxu, plural poxlar)

  1. shit (solid excretory product evacuated from the bowel)

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Coatlán Mixe[edit]

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pox

  1. guava