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cox

[koks]Informal.
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noun
  1. coxswain.
verb (used with object)
  1. to act as coxswain to (a boat).

Origin of cox

First recorded in 1865–70; short form

Cox

[koks]
noun
  1. James Middleton,1870–1957, U.S. journalist and politician.
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cox

noun
  1. a coxswain, esp of a racing eight or four
verb
  1. to act as coxswain of (a boat)
Derived Formscoxless, adjective

Cox

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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