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cox

[koks] /kɒks/ Informal.
noun
1.
verb (used with object)
2.
to act as coxswain to (a boat).
Origin of cox
1865-1870
1865-70; short form

Cox

[koks] /kɒks/
noun
1.
James Middleton, 1870–1957, U.S. journalist and politician.
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  • Secretary cox explained that the treaty was signed by more than two hundred different Sioux of all the bands.

    Three Years on the Plains Edmund B. Tuttle
  • Only cox and Grenfell's son, the potted-shrimp man; of course it's not he?

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • On one occasion, cox was required by his employer to attend to his—Perkins'—garden which was overrun with weeds.

  • During the evening he was much surprised to meet cox at the tavern.

  • Mr. cox also showed the courage of his convictions many years before the war when he was in Congress.

    Cox--The Man Roger W. Babson
British Dictionary definitions for cox

cox

/kɒks/
noun
1.
a coxswain, esp of a racing eight or four
verb
2.
to act as coxswain of (a boat)
Derived Forms
coxless, adjective

Cox

/kɒks/
noun
1.
David. 1783–1859, English landscape painter
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Word Origin and History for cox

Cox

surname, from early 16c., earlier Cocks (c.1300), in many cases from cock (n.1), which apparently was used as a personal name in Old English, also as a familiar term for a boy, later used of apprentices, servants, etc. Perhaps in some cases for the sign of an inn. In some cases perhaps from cook (n.), or Welsh coch "red."

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