Meaning of “jinx” in the English Dictionary

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jinxverb [ T ]

us /dʒɪŋks/

to cause a person or group to experience bad luck:

I didn’t want to say anything to him – I was afraid I might jinx him.

jinxnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /dʒɪŋks/

a person or thing that brings bad luck, or a period of bad luck:

There must be a jinx on our team – four of our best players were injured yesterday.

(Definition of “jinx” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)