from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pustule caused by smallpox or a similar eruptive disease.
- n. A mark or scar left in the skin by such a pustule; a pockmark.
- transitive v. To mark with pocks; pit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pus filled swelling on the surface on the skin caused by an eruptive disease.
- n. Any pit, especially one formed as a scar
- v. To scar or mark with pits
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pustule raised on the surface of the body in variolous and vaccine diseases.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pustule raised on the surface of the body in an eruptive disease, as the smallpox.
- n. A pox; an eruptive disease, as smallpox.
- n. A Scotch form of poke.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. mark with a scar
- n. a pustule in an eruptive disease
Middle English pokke, from Old English pocc.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English pocc, from Proto-Germanic *puh- (“swell up, blow up”) (compare Dutch pok, Low German Pocke). (Wiktionary)