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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.]
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considered to be unlucky or to bring bad luck
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|Adj.||1.||jinxed - (usually used colloquially) causing or accompanied by misfortune|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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