Jinx definition

jĭngks
To bring bad luck to.
verb
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A person or thing believed to bring bad luck.
noun
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A person or thing that is believed to bring bad luck.
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To jinx is defined as to bring someone bad luck.

An example of jinx is to tell someone that they won’t do well at a competition.

verb
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To bring bad luck to.
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The definition of a jinx is something that gives you bad luck.

An example of a jinx is a charm that someone says is cursed.

noun
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A condition or period of bad luck that appears to have been caused by a specific person or thing.
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A hex; an evil spell.
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A person or thing supposed to bring bad luck.
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To cast a spell on.
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To bring bad luck to.
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Used after the same response is said by two people simultaneously. Often, a game is played where the person who failed to say "jinx" first becomes "jinxed", whereby they cannot speak until someone says their name.
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A spell or period of bad luck.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jinx
Plural:
jinxes

Origin of jinx

  • Possibly from jynx wryneck (from its use in witchcraft) from Latin iynx from Greek iunx perhaps from iuzein to call, cry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From jynx in the transferred sense “a charm or spell”.

    From Wiktionary