- to act as coxswain to (a boat).
Origin of cox
Examples from the Web for coxing
Will you, who have a coxing tongue will wheadle any one, write to her as soon as you have finisht the famous tradgedy?The Virginians
William Makepeace Thackeray
- 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 coxing
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."