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British Dictionary definitions for poxy

poxy

adjective poxier or poxiest slang
  1. having or having had syphilis
  2. rotten; lousy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for poxy

Historical Examples

  • 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


Word Origin and History for poxy

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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