noun, plural pix for 2.
noun, plural pix [piks] /pɪks/, pics. Slang.
Origin of pic1
Origin of pic2
- the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept.
- a watch-shaped container for carrying the Eucharist to the sick.
Origin of pyx
Examples from the Web for pix
If my pix is so offensive to media critics, why do they keeping flashing the damn thing over & over?
I got in and drove to PIX, a 24 hour camera shop, to get some more film.
Mrs. Blake was sitting in her reclining-chair as Miss Pix entered with her retinue.
The spellings poeple, lenghth, satisficed are standard; pix may be more recognizable as pyx.
You will grant, Pix, that men may hold different opinions on many subjects, and yet need not be enemies.Debit and Credit|Gustav Freytag
Miss Pix being thus stricken down, he helped her up again with an apology.
Pix, the name of a little chest in which the consecrated host is kept in the Roman Catholic Church.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
noun plural pics or pix
Word Origin for pic
less commonly pix
Word Origin for pyx
variant of pics, 1930 (see pic).
c.1400, "a box," especially the vessel in which the host or consecrated bread is preserved, from Latin pyxis, from Greek pyxis "box-wood; a box," from pyxos "box-wood; box-tree," of uncertain origin.
1884 as a shortening of picture (n.). Short for motion picture from 1936. Colloquial piccy is recorded from 1889.