Definitions for jinxdʒɪŋks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
one thought to bring bad luck.
a condition or spell of misfortune.
(v.t.)to bring bad luck to.
Origin of jinx:
1910–15, Amer.; perh. < L jynx wryneck (bird used in divination and magic) < Gk íynx
a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
hex, jinx, curse, whammy(verb)
an evil spell
"a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"
hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinx(verb)
cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
foredoom to failure
"This project is jinxed!"
A hex; an evil spell.
A person or thing supposed to bring bad luck.
To cast a spell on.
To bring bad luck to.
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.