evil eye

noun

Definition of evil eye 

: an eye or glance held capable of inflicting harm also : a person believed to have such an eye or glance

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The rings also come in gold, encrusted with gems and symbols like the evil eye or a sunburst. Sarah Nechamkin, The Cut, "David Yurman Is Making Bright, Cheerful Pinkie Rings," 11 July 2018 In a final twist, Hadid sported Stuart Weitzman slip-on mules from her latest collaboration with the brand, which featured the same evil eye symbol Malik has since made his own signature. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Step Out in His and Hers Sunglasses," 30 Jan. 2018 Little wooden fishing boats painted with evil eyes to ward off misfortune still bob in the harbors, and tavernas like beachfront Fokos serve the same simple, delicious dishes. Alexander Lobrano, Town & Country, "The Ultimate Travel Guide to Mykonos, Hydra, and Santorini," 5 June 2017 For Our Lives Activists may find the way it is represented on evil eye gloves to be particularly poetic. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Why you'll see a lot of 'evil eye' gloves at the March For Our Lives," 23 Mar. 2018 Yetemegnu aches to dance, but her mother says that would attract the evil eye. The Economist, "A child bride who longed to dance," 22 Mar. 2018 There are spills, pushes, elbows, evil eyes and worse over 16 laps as two dozen skaters vie in a pack for one gold medal. USA TODAY, "Forget speedskating tradition. Here's the mad mass start!," 1 Feb. 2018 Those attending on March 4 also will learn about Sephardic customs and traditions, including fine art items, such as evil eye stained glass. Marvin Glassman, Jewish Journal, "Yemenite singer to highlight Sephardic Festival in Boca Raton," 22 Feb. 2018 Nothing like the evil eye from the S.O. to keep a harasser in check. Lavanya Ramanathan, chicagotribune.com, "No booze at your office holiday party this year? It's the 'Weinstein effect'," 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of evil eye

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of evil eye was before the 12th century

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