jinx Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"jinx" in British English

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jinxnoun [S]

uk   us   /dʒɪŋks/
badluck, or a ​person or thing that is ​believed to ​bringbadluck: There's a jinx on this ​computer – it's ​crashed three ​times this ​morning!

jinxverb [T]

/dʒɪŋks/ informal
to ​cause a ​person or ​group to ​experiencebadluck: I ​thought we would ​win, but I didn't say so – I didn't ​want to jinx it.
jinxed
adjective uk   us   /dʒɪŋkst/
I must be jinxed - ​whenever I ​wash a ​wineglass, it ​breaks.
(Definition of jinx from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jinxverb [T]

 us   /dʒɪŋks/
to ​cause a ​person or ​group to ​experiencebadluck: 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 ​bringsbadluck, or a ​period of ​badluck: There must be a jinx on ​ourteam – four of ​ourbestplayers were ​injuredyesterday.
(Definition of jinx from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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