Main definitions of lox in English

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lox1

noun

  • [mass noun] Liquid oxygen.

    • ‘Our chemistry lecture made us ice-cream using LOx.’
    • ‘LOX also had extensive use in making oxyliquit explosives, but is rarely used now due to a high rate of accidents.’

Origin

Early 20th century: acronym from liquid oxygen explosive, later interpreted as being from liquid oxygen.

Pronunciation:

lox

/lɒks/

Main definitions of lox in English

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lox2

noun

North american
  • [mass noun] Smoked salmon.

    • ‘The two funniest parts of the day were watching Wendell snatch and devour miniature bagels with lox.’
    • ‘Top with jam, peanut butter, almond butter, low fat cottage cheese, light cream cheese or lox.’
    • ‘For example, I had the Benedict Florentine: Poached eggs, spinach, in champagne-shallot-orange hollandaise sauce over lox and a crust of brioche.’
    • ‘This Sunday, I plan on consuming more bagels, cream cheese with lox, and coffee.’
    • ‘One of the best things a houseguest ever did for me was go out after a huge party I had and bring back a bag of bagels and lox and cream cheese and capers to mitigate the hangover.’
    • ‘Bagels with cream cheese and lox in Los Angeles take me back to early Sunday mornings in a small bakery in Toronto and learning to be Jewish.’
    • ‘When I was a kid, it was possible to get real lox on a real bagel in a real deli, even in New Hampshire.’
    • ‘Or you can start with all the fixings for bagels and lox: plentiful smoked salmon, lemon wedges, capers, thinly sliced onion and a bowl of cloud-like cream cheese.’
    • ‘The first model to tell us ‘this whole no-carb thing is ridiculous’ downs three meals and three snacks a day, including lox on a bagel and eggs in the morning and steak or chicken at night.’
    • ‘You could throw in some lox, but that'd probably put you over ten dollars.’
    • ‘She asked the waiter to bring her a bagel, lox and cream cheese because she thought that's what Hollywood people ate - and a coffee to show Robby how grown up she was.’
    • ‘Later, enjoy half a glass of calcium-fortified OJ with a whole-wheat bagel topped with fat-free cream cheese, lox, sprouts and a thick tomato slice.’
    • ‘No. And then I started to have fruit and then there was this one fantasy I've been having the whole time which was a lox and cream cheese bagel.’
    • ‘Brunch can mean just about anything to your date, though, from an English muffin with butter to Nova Scotia lox on a bagel with a side of caviar and a pitcher of mimosas.’
    • ‘My religious and ethnic identification consisted of fund-raising for Jewish causes, Israeli dancing and Sunday brunch: bagels and lox.’
    • ‘All the anecdotes were new to us, the creaking chair-bound jokes fresh as this morning's lox.’
    • ‘It was like Thanksgiving, except it was lox instead of turkey.’
    • ‘Cody took a deep breath of lox, pastrami, and salami.’
    • ‘I had just knocked off three bagels and lox with cream cheese, and washed em down with four cups of very strong coffee.’
    • ‘He'd eat the lox and cream cheese, gnaw on the bagel innards, and leave the bagel shells on the floor.’

Origin

1940s: from Yiddish laks.

Pronunciation:

lox

/lɒks/