Definition of put the whammy on someone
- Talking about his winning streak must have put the whammy on him, because he lost the next day.
: to place in a specified position or relationship : lay
: to move in a specified direction
: to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust
: a throw made with an overhand pushing motion
: an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d
: being in place : fixed, set
: a supernatural power bringing bad luck
: a magic curse or spell : jinx, hex
: a potent force or attack
: some person : somebody
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