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1jinx

noun \ˈjiŋ(k)s\

: someone or something that causes bad luck; also : a state or period of bad luck caused by a jinx

Full Definition of JINX

:  one that brings bad luck; also :  the state or spell of bad luck brought on by a jinx

Examples of JINX

  1. That guy is a jinx.
  2. He felt like he'd finally broken the jinx.
  3. She threatened to put a jinx on him.

Origin of JINX

perhaps alteration of jynx wryneck; from the use of wrynecks in witchcraft
First Known Use: 1911

Related to JINX

Synonyms
hex, hoodoo, Indian sign [chiefly British], whammy

2jinx

verb

: to bring bad luck to (someone or something)

Full Definition of JINX

transitive verb
:  to foredoom to failure or misfortune :  bring bad luck to

Examples of JINX

  1. I thought they were going to win but I didn't say so because I didn't want to jinx them.
  2. His luck has been so bad he feels jinxed.

First Known Use of JINX

1917
JINXED Defined for Kids

1jinx

noun \ˈjiŋks\
plural jinx·es

Definition of JINX for Kids

:  something or someone that brings bad luck

2jinx

verb
jinxedjinx·ing

Definition of JINX for Kids

:  to bring bad luck to

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