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1. A person or thing that is believed to bring bad luck.
2. A condition or period of bad luck that appears to have been caused by a specific person or thing.
tr.v. jinxed, jinx·ing, jinx·es
To bring bad luck to.
[Possibly from jynx, wryneck (from its use in witchcraft), from Latin iynx, from Greek iunx, perhaps from iuzein, to call, cry.]
an unlucky or malevolent force, person, or thing
(tr) to be or put a jinx on
[C20: perhaps from New Latin Jynx genus name of the wryneck, from Greek iunx wryneck, the name of a bird used in magic]
1. one thought to bring bad luck.
2. a condition or spell of misfortune.v.t.
3. to bring bad luck to.
[1910–15, Amer.; perhaps < Latin jynx wryneck (bird used in divination and magic) < Greek íynx]
Past participle: jinxed
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|Noun||1.||jinx - a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him|
|2.||jinx - an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"|
|Verb||1.||jinx - cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something|
voodoo - bewitch by or as if by a voodoo
spell - place under a spell
|2.||jinx - foredoom to failure; "This project is jinxed!"|