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



    BrE BrE//pɒks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɑːks//
    the pox[singular](old use)
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  1. 1an infectious disease spread by sexual contact synonym syphilis
  2. 2= smallpox
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: alteration of pocks, plural of pock ‘pockmark’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pox