I. noun (plural pox or poxes) Etymology: alteration of pocks, plural of pock Date: circa 1530 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 adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1601 archaic to infect with a pox and especially with syphilis

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