snake·​bit ˈsnāk-ˌbit How to pronounce snakebit (audio)
variants or snakebitten
: having or experiencing failure or bad luck : unlucky

Examples of snakebit in a Sentence

The team was snakebit this year, winning only 1 game out of 10. He's so snakebit that nothing he does comes out right.
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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snakebit was in 1957

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“Snakebit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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