Definition of lox noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//lɒks//
; NAmE NAmE//lɑːks//
[uncountable] (North American English)
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smoked salmon (= a type of fish) a bagel with cream cheese and lox Word Origin1940s: from Yiddish laks. Culture Lox is especially popular with Jewish people in New York combined with cream cheese (= soft white cheese containing a lot of cream) as a filling for bread rolls called bagels.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lox