jinx

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v jinx foredoom to failure "This project is jinxed!"
    • v jinx cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    • n jinx an evil spell "a witch put a curse on his whole family","he put the whammy on me"
    • n jinx a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A superstition in baseball is to never lend your bat to anyone or you will be jinxed
    • n jinx jĭṉks A person, object, influence, or supernatural being which is supposed to bring bad luck or to cause things to go wrong.
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Usage

In literature:

Lee packs a jinx with him.
"The Seventh Man" by Max Brand
Jinx, the little hybrid dog, occupied the seat of his one comfortable chair.
"A Poor Wise Man" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
This town's a jinx for me and I want to slip it behind me.
"The Trail of the White Mule" by B. M. Bower
One adopted the plan of "expecting disappointment" as a means of cheating the "jinx.
"The Conquest of Fear" by Basil King
Because everybody has a jinx, and he's yours.
"Gunman's Reckoning" by Max Brand
I think it's rather interesting to be a 'Jinx,' it's so different, and the boys only have mascots.
"Kit of Greenacre Farm" by Izola Forrester
Well, next he must put his jinx on me.
"Stubble" by George Looms
We haven't got a monopoly of the jinx.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
He asked me whose it was; and he asked me about you, and, by jinx!
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
Are we going to break the jinx?
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
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In news:

Can Tigers stop the Griffin jinx .
Barron's Cover Jinx a Buying Opportunity in Facebook.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus doesn't jinx it on the red carpet.
Chrysler's 200S attempts to rival the big boys and avoid the sophomore jinx .
Can Landry and the Sooners escape SI's jinx .
Braves end Monday jinx , beat Marlins.
Jinx Books owner Kathryn Wade, left, and employee Laura Scott.
The new Jinx series has been created by writer J. Torres and artist Rick Burchett.
Nicki Minaj Is Free From Sophomore Jinx .
Beating the Sophomore Jinx (best 2nd albums).
Success won't jinx Sharon Van Etten's ability to write sad love songs.
The jinxed Giants could lose because …?
In the original, Jinx was a mischievous six-year-old who often sparred with her father.
Jinx Tucker Award winners.
Lakers can't overcome Rose Garden jinx .
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