Variant of coax
- to induce or try to induce to do something; (seek to) persuade by soothing words, an ingratiating manner, etc.; wheedle
- to get by coaxing
Origin: orig. slang, “to make a coax of” < obs. slang coax, cox, cokes, a fool, ninny
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