Adjective "jinx" definition and examples

(Jinx may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A person or thing that brings bad luck.
  1. 'By vocalizing your overconfidence, you leave your squad vulnerable to all kinds of bad karma, curses and jinxes.'
  2. 'Padraig was upbeat when questioned about the jinx and said he was aiming to disprove the theory.'
  3. 'Saltires hero Paul Hoffmann hopes to end a personal jinx and help Uddingston keep the Coronel Scottish Cup.'
  4. 'Many of us still say ‘knock on wood’ or ‘touch wood’ when we want to prevent a jinx on whatever we just mentioned.'
  5. 'You're not the only one who believes in jinxes, you know.'
  6. 'Are you suffering from depression, substance abuse, obesity, stress, impotence, domestic problems or even a jinx?'
  7. 'When he was a schoolboy in Glasgow his father would take him to matches and tease Alex for being a jinx when Rangers lost.'
  8. 'I forgot, of course, that this is Philly: The whole town is a jinx.'
  9. 'Unfortunately, the injury jinx struck the Gaeltacht youngster and he was forced to retire.'
  10. 'His son should better be advised to deal with the despot carefully lest it becomes the jinx of both father and son.'


Bring bad luck to; cast an evil spell on.
  1. 'People have got to stop singing ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody,’ which must be jinxed.'
  2. 'A passport mix-up nearly jinxed the recent ceremony, said the mother-in-law, the already happily married Judy Gates of Yarrow Point.'
  3. 'The England team were jinxed as soon as I paid any attention to them.'
  4. 'The thought is that by talking about my Webbys' acceptance speech so much, I've jinxed myself out of winning.'
  5. 'The chains had been cursed, jinxed by the many hands that had been bound.'
  6. 'Did our English friends truly wish to be jinxed?'
  7. 'When it comes to moving house I am positively jinxed.'
  8. 'They must be thinking that this wedding is jinxed.'
  9. 'There were moments where we felt like we were jinxing the whole thing, pushing our luck, but we decided to test fate and stock up anyhow.'
  10. 'The 27-year-old could be forgiven for thinking he is jinxed after suffering a string of setbacks in his bid to make his American debut.'

More definitions

1. a person, thing, or influence supposed to bring bad luck. verb (used with object)

2. to bring bad luck to; place a jinx on: The strike has jinxed my plans to go to Milwaukee for the weekend.

3. to destroy the point of: His sudden laugh jinxed the host's joke.

More examples(as adjective)

"years can be jinx."

"teams can be jinx."

"remainses can be jinx."

"holes can be jinx."

"hits can be jinx."

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Early 20th century (originally US): probably a variant of jynx ‘wryneck’ (because the bird was used in witchcraft).