I. noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of jynx wryneck; from the use of wrynecks in witchcraft Date: 1911 one that brings bad luck; also the state or spell of bad luck brought on by a jinx II. transitive verb Date: 1917 to foredoom to failure or misfortune ; bring bad luck to

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  • jinx — (j[i^][ng]ks), v. t. To bring bad luck to; to cause to malfunction or go wrong; as, some superstitious people are reluctant to predict success for fear it will jinx them. [Slang] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • jinx — (n.) 1911, American English, originally baseball slang; perhaps ultimately from jyng a charm, a spell (17c.), originally wryneck, a bird used in witchcraft and divination, from L. iynx wryneck, from Gk. iynx. Most mysterious of all in the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jinx — (j[i^][ng]ks), n. A person, object, influence, or supernatural being which is supposed to bring bad luck or to cause things to go wrong. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jinx — [dʒıŋks] n [singular] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Perhaps from jynx type of bird used in doing magic (17 19 centuries), from Greek iygx] someone or something that brings bad luck, or a period of bad luck that results from this ▪ The company had… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • jinx — ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing that brings bad luck. ► VERB ▪ bring bad luck to. ORIGIN probably a variant of Latin jynx «wryneck» (because the bird was used in witchcraft) …   English terms dictionary

  • jinx — ☆ jinx [jiŋks ] Informal n. [earlier jynx < L iynx < Gr, the wryneck (bird used in black magic)] 1. a person or thing believed to bring bad luck 2. a spell or period of bad luck vt. to bring bad luck to …   English World dictionary

  • Jinx — A jinx, in popular superstition and folklore, is: * A sort of curse placed on a person that makes them prey to large numbers of minor misfortunes and other forms of bad luck; * A person afflicted with a similar curse, who, while not directly… …   Wikipedia

  • jinx — noun VERB + JINX ▪ shake off ▪ The team seems to have shaken off the jinx that s been dogging them for months. JINX + VERB ▪ hit sb, strike sb (both BrE) ▪ The injury j …   Collocations dictionary

  • Jinx — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Jinx peut faire référence à : Jinx est un film muet de Victor Schertzinger avec Mabel Normand sorti en 1919 Jinx : un album de musique de Rory… …   Wikipédia en Français

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