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jinnah | jinnee | jinni | jinny road | jinrikisha | jinx | jinxed | jippo | jiqui | jird | jirga



Noun, Verb (transitive)


     A person, object, influence, or supernatural being which is supposed to bring bad luck or to cause things to go wrong.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
jinxv. 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.  [PJC]


jinx, n. & v. colloq.
--n. a person or thing that seems to cause bad luck.
--v.tr. (often in passive) subject (a person) to an unlucky force.

perh. var. of jynx wryneck, charm



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For further exploring for "jinx" in Webster Dictionary Online

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