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adjective (slang) poxier, poxiest
having or having had syphilis
rotten; lousy
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  • So I goes to him, and 'accept this poxy commission,' says I; 'turn King's man and save your neck and ours.'

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
Contemporary definitions for poxy

in yoga, the breath seen as one of the life-giving energies or forces of the universe; also, the processes of breath control; also called pranayama

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Hindu 'breath of life''s 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for poxy

1853 in literal sense, from pox + -y (2). As a deprecatory adjective, attested in English dialects by 1899.

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