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Definition of "pox" []

  • A disease such as chickenpox or smallpox, characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks. (noun)
  • Syphilis. (noun)
  • Archaic Misfortune and calamity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pox" in a sentence
  • "Bozo The Neoclown says: one again pox is wrong. bill clinton has government run health care insurance thanks to his stint as president. much like the geriatrics who watch pox all day, also covered by government run medicare."
  • "Now as to the first Inoculation for the small pox is almost always a great mitigator of the evils of that disease."
  • "Nothing discredits an administration like attacking a news organization. pox is not a news organization."