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Definition of "jinx" []

  • A person or thing that is believed to bring bad luck. (noun)
  • A condition or period of bad luck that appears to have been caused by a specific person or thing. (noun)
  • To bring bad luck to. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jinx" in a sentence
  • "The year 2009 also saw Arvind Bhat break the title jinx at the National championship after four abortive finals, when he beat P Kashyap in the summit clash in Indore."
  • "Zedillo wanted at all costs to avoid the sixth-year, end-of-term jinx that has befallen every Mexican president since Luis Echeverria in 1976."
  • "Hey listen, this is just the second-term jinx that always happens once you're a president."