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James cox

[koks] /kɒks/

James Middleton, 1870–1957, U.S. journalist and politician.
a coxswain, esp of a racing eight or four
to act as coxswain of (a boat)
David. 1783–1859, English landscape painter

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.”


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