Definition of snakebitten in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsneɪkbɪt(ə)n/


North American informal
Doomed to misfortune; unlucky: the snakebitten space shuttle chalked up a fourth launch delay
More example sentences
  • For a team that's spent recent years snakebitten, it was an injury to Tom Gugliotta in December that provided a fortunate turning point for the season: the rise of Stoudemire.
  • Those of us snakebitten by the Hollywood dream - failed screenwriters, underemployed musicians - flock to the Clippers.
  • The snakebitten Gators should have far more going for them than last year, when they lost more manpower to injuries than any other team in the country.

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