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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

jinx (plural jinxes)

  1. A hex; an evil spell.
  2. A person or thing supposed to bring bad luck.

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VerbEdit

jinx (third-person singular simple present jinxes, present participle jinxing, simple past and past participle jinxed)

  1. (transitive) To cast a spell on.
  2. (transitive) To bring bad luck to.

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InterjectionEdit

jinx

  1. 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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  • (used after simultaneous response): snap

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