Poxy: with a pox (veneral disease). Bowsy: Gifford cites this as an "unemployed layabout who loves nothing better than to shout abusive remarks, usually of a sexual nature, after passing girls" (15).—
Gifford, Don and Seidman, Robert J. Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. Print.