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Definition of Jinx

Babylon English

bring bad luck upon, cast an evil spell upon; place a jinx on
something or someone who brings bad luck
Jinx Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Harry Potter Glossary
A curse which makes the enemy's legs wobble.
Jinx Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

jinrikisha \jin*rik"i*sha\ (?), n. [jap. jin man + riki power + sha carriage.] a small, two-wheeled, hooded vehicle drawn by one more men. [japan]

Australian Slang
(interjection) call made by someone when they say the exact same word simultaneously with a second person. The second person is thence forced to keep silent until relieved of the jinx by the saying of their name by the person who jinxed them
WordNet 2.0

1. a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
(synonym) jonah
(hypernym) unfortunate, unfortunate person
2. an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"
(synonym) hex, curse, whammy
(hypernym) spell, magic spell, charm
(derivation) hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant

1. cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
(synonym) hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant
(hypernym) charm, becharm
(hyponym) voodoo
(derivation) hex, curse, whammy
2. foredoom to failure; "This project is jinxed!"
(hypernym) predestine, foreordain, preordain
(derivation) jonah
Jinx Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A jinx, in popular superstition and folklore, is:
  • A type of curse placed on a person that makes them prey to many minor misfortunes and other forms of bad luck;
  • A person afflicted with a similar curse, who, while not directly subject to a series of misfortunes, seems to attract them to anyone in his vicinity.
  • An object or person that brings bad luck.
  • A penalty that one person can invoke on another when the two of them say the same thing at the same time.
The superstition can also be referenced when talking about a future event with too much confidence. A statement such as "We're sure to win the contest!" can be seen as a jinx because it tempts fate, thereby bringing bad luck. The event itself is referred to as "jinxed".

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A jinx is a condition of bad luck possibly by way of a curse.

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English - Klingon
v. 'Igh (slang)