Meaning of POX in English

pox /pɒks $ pɑːks/ BrE AmE noun old use

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Origin: pocks , plural of pock 'mark on the skin' , from Old English pocc ]

1 . the pox

a) the disease ↑ syphilis

b) the disease ↑ smallpox

2 . a pox on somebody used to show that you are angry or annoyed with someone

⇨ ↑ chicken pox

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