jinx jinx  /ˈdʒɪŋks/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
  2. (n) an evil spell
  3. (v) cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
  4. (v) foredoom to failure

Usage(s):

  1. Champion jinx in French shipping, which has had more than its share of bad luck and inept seamanship, has roosted on the red-and-black funnels of the 34,569-ton luxury liner Paris.
  2. Cover Jinx Sirs: PTI cover jinx still seems to be working.
  3. During the game, his Yankees teammates abided by the superstition that no one was to talk to the pitcher throwing a no-hitter, lest they would jinx the history unfolding before them.

News

  1. Deputies look for missing woman

    Jinx Behnke, 62, was last seen at her house in Dade City on Tuesday morning. Investigators say the home was locked and all the vehicles were still outside, so it is unknown how she is traveling.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Washington D.C.

  2. Championship caps sophomore season for Seton Hill star

    By Bruce Wald, Tribune-Review Apparently Mallory Sanner never received any notice of or paid any mind to the so-called “sophomore jinx.” Rather than regress after an excellent freshman season ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  3. NHL playoffs Storify: Power of postseason shown through lens of social media

    @ adater Jinx? More like the kiss of death... 1 day ago
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "It's going to have to happen if we're going to win the title," Paul Pierce said. "I mean, that would be great. I'm not going to try to jinx it right now. We've got to win one game, that's the goal, but it would be amazing if we get it done."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Paul Pierce Source: The Associated Press

  2. He said: "I refuse to answer the question on the grounds that I don't want to jinx the film. My fingers are crossed, and I'm hopeful that the film is going to be a success for the studio, because they really supported me making a film that I'm very,...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Christopher Nolan Source: The Press Association

  3. "I actually, honestly said to myself at the beginning of the fifth set: 'I'm going to win this match,'" Blake said. "The whole five-set jinx never got into my head. But this time, I said, 'I'm not going to let it happen.'"
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: James Blake Source: ESPN

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