Pronunciation: (oks), [key]
—pl. ox•en for 1, 2, ox•es for 3.
1. the adult castrated male of the genus Bos, used chiefly as a draft animal.
2. any member of the bovine family.
3. Informal. a clumsy, stupid fellow.
a combining form meaning “containing oxygen”: oxazine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.