|1.||any disease characterized by the formation of pustules on the skin that often leave pockmarks when healed|
|2.||the pox an informal name for syphilis|
|3.||archaic (interjection) a pox on someone an expression of intense disgust or aversion for someone|
|[C15: changed from pocks, plural of |
A disease such as chickenpox or smallpox, characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks.