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jinx

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noun \ˈjiŋ(k)s\

Definition of jinx

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

Examples of jinx in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of jinx

perhaps alteration of jynx wryneck; from the use of wrynecks in witchcraft


First Known Use: 1911


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jinx

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Definition of jinx

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to foredoom to failure or misfortune :  bring bad luck to

Examples of jinx in a sentence

  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.

1917

First Known Use of jinx

1917


JINX Defined for English Language Learners

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jinx

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noun \ˈjiŋ(k)s\

Definition of jinx for English Language Learners

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


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jinx

verb

Definition of jinx for English Language Learners

  • : to bring bad luck to (someone or something)


JINX Defined for Kids

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jinx

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noun \ˈjiŋks\

Definition of jinx for Students

plural

jinxes

  1. :  something or someone that brings bad luck


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jinx

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verb

Definition of jinx for Students

jinxed

jinxing

  1. :  to bring bad luck to


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