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hex

verb \ ˈheks \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of hex

hexed; hexing; hexes
: to practice witchcraft
1 : to put a hex on
2 : to affect as if by an evil spell : jinx

hexer

noun

Examples of hex in a Sentence

  1. I think our plans have been hexed from the start—everything is going wrong.

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Origin and Etymology of hex

Pennsylvania German hexe, from German hexen, from Hexe witch, from Old High German hagzissa; akin to Middle English hagge hag

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hex

noun

Definition of hex

1 : a person who practices witchcraft
2 : spell, jinx

Examples of hex in a Sentence

  1. He claimed that a witch had put a hex on him.

  2. people who used to believe that misfortune was caused by evil hexes and mischievous sprites

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First Known Use of hex

1856

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hex

adjective

Definition of hex

: hexagonal
  • a bolt with a hex head

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First Known Use of hex

1924

in the meaning defined above

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hex

adjective or noun

Definition of hex

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First Known Use of hex

1970

in the meaning defined above

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hex

abbreviation

Definition of hex

hexagon

HEX Defined for Kids

hex

noun \ ˈheks \

Definition of hex for Students

: a harmful spell : jinx


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