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

Examples of evil eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In India, kajal has been smeared on in hopes of warding off the evil eye for centuries. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Black Eyeliner Is Back," 22 Feb. 2021 Some favorites include these customizable bracelets that are an ode to camp friendship bracelets and this evil eye noir necklace. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "The 10 best places you can buy jewelry online," 26 Oct. 2020 Naturally, when Meghan Markle was snapped wearing an evil eye necklace in April, search soared 58% the following month. Georgia Murray, refinery29.com, "Which 2020 Fashion Collective Do You Belong To?," 20 Nov. 2020 Slightly more expensive, the Signature collection features the same product inside each bottle, but the larger sizes include an extra glass bottle with a brass or silver-metal pump and an evil eye. Dallas News, "Dallas moms take pandemic precautions into their own hands with a luxurious line of sanitizer," 28 Oct. 2020 These icky eyeballs that'll folks will never unsee Beware the evil eye—all nine of them! Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "20 spooktacular Halloween decorations you can get on sale," 29 Aug. 2020 Each mask is decorated with a Vergara’s signature evil eye logo, a symbol that’s featured throughout each of her collections as an ode to her family. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, "Sofia Vergara's Affordable Walmart Line Now Includes Face Masks — Get a Pack of 3 for $18," 8 Sep. 2020 Despite its name, the evil eye talisman is thought to bring its owner good luck and protect against bad juju. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "23 throw pillows to make your couch more comfortable—and fun," 1 Sep. 2020 This the realm of the saints and black magic, of the earnest prayer and the evil eye and of the never-ending war between good and bad energies. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Botanicas and healers busy during pandemic," 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of evil eye

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Evil eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evil%20eye. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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