Definition of jinx in English:

jinx

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Pronunciation: /dʒɪŋks
 
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noun

A person or thing that brings bad luck: he regarded her as a jinx because she had lost her husband
More example sentences
  • Are you suffering from depression, substance abuse, obesity, stress, impotence, domestic problems or even a jinx?
  • I pity any adult who still actually believes in jinxes and curses or any such stuff.
  • The Indian cricket team once again failed to break the jinx yesterday which left thousands of fans disappointed.
Synonyms
curse, spell, hoodoo, malediction, plague, affliction; the evil eye, black magic, voodoo, bad luck, evil fortune; Irishcess; North Americanhex
informal the kiss of death
archaic malison

verb

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Bring bad luck to; cast an evil spell on: the play is jinxed
More example sentences
  • The more superstitious among us would have sworn our hockey luck was jinxed.
  • There were moments where we felt like we were jinxing the whole thing, pushing our luck, but we decided to test fate and stock up anyhow.
  • The chains had been cursed, jinxed by the many hands that had been bound.
Synonyms
curse, cast a spell on, put the evil eye on, hoodoo, bewitch; Australianpoint the bone at; North Americanhex
Australian informal mozz, put the mozz on
rare accurse

Origin

early 20th century (originally US): probably a variant of jynx 'wryneck' (because the bird was used in witchcraft).

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