early 20th century: acronym from liquid oxygen explosive, later interpreted as being from liquid oxygen.
noun[mass noun] North American
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- 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.
- He'd eat the lox and cream cheese, gnaw on the bagel innards, and leave the bagel shells on the floor.
- All the anecdotes were new to us, the creaking chair-bound jokes fresh as this morning's lox.
1940s: from Yiddish laks.