- to act as coxswain to (a boat).
Origin of cox
- James Middleton,1870–1957, U.S. journalist and politician.
Examples from the Web for cox
Contemporary Examples of cox
That made the jurors stop and think, ‘if Judge Cox is taking this stand, we’d better meet our responsibilities as well.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era
November 15, 2014
I take Cox at his word that “99 percent” of reports really are of bad people.Facebook Apologizes For, but Doesn’t Retract, Discriminatory ‘Real Name’ Policy
October 1, 2014
Cox, who moved to England as a young actor and now lives in New York, agreed with the sentiment.Freeeeedom! Hollywood Fights for Scottish Independence
September 15, 2014
Perhaps because Cox is transgender, her identity and career were always going to be political.Miley Cyrus Embraces Activism Like a Stripper Pole and It's Fantastic
August 25, 2014
Cox is also an executive producer on Trans Teen, a one-hour documentary co-created for Logo and MTV.‘OITNB’ Transgender Star Laverne Cox’s Unbelievable Year
June 6, 2014
Historical Examples of cox
Only Cox and Grenfell's son, the potted-shrimp man; of course it's not he?Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
Do you remember—did you ever hear, I wonder, of Box and Cox?Love and Lucy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
During the evening he was much surprised to meet Cox at the tavern.
On arriving at Cox's she was shown into Mrs. Maroney's room.
But Cox was as much at a loss to account for her passion as he.
- a coxswain, esp of a racing eight or four
- to act as coxswain of (a boat)
- David. 1783–1859, English landscape painter
Word Origin and History for 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."