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jinx

 
 
pronunciation:
jIngks
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: someone or something that is believed to cause bad luck.
The losing team thought their new uniforms were a jinx.
similar words:
charm, curse, spell
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: jinxes, jinxing, jinxed
definition: to cause to have bad luck or turn out badly.
He thinks his sister jinxed him by telling everyone he'd lose the game.
similar words:
curse