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JINX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jinx mean? 

JINX (noun)
  The noun JINX has 2 senses:

1. a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
2. an evil spell

  Familiarity information: JINX used as a noun is rare.


JINX (verb)
  The verb JINX has 2 senses:

1. cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
2. foredoom to failure

  Familiarity information: JINX used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JINX (noun)


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Meaning:

A person believed to bring bad luck to those around him

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

jinx; jonah

Hypernyms ("jinx" is a kind of...):

unfortunate; unfortunate person (a person who suffers misfortune)


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Meaning:

An evil spell

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

hex; jinx; whammy; curse

Context examples:

a witch put a curse on his whole family / he put the whammy on me

Hypernyms ("jinx" is a kind of...):

charm; magic spell; magical spell; spell (a verbal formula believed to have magical force)


JINX (verb)


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Meaning:

Cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

glamour; hex; jinx; witch; bewitch; enchant

Hypernyms (to "jinx" is one way to...):

becharm; charm (control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "jinx"):

voodoo (bewitch by or as if by a voodoo)

spell (place under a spell)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2jinx [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Foredoom to failure

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

This project is jinxed!

Hypernyms (to "jinx" is one way to...):

foreordain; predestine; preordain (foreordain or determine beforehand)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


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