Meaning of jinx

jinx

Pronunciation: ( jingks), [key]
— n.
  1. a person, thing, or influence supposed to bring bad luck.
—v.t.
  1. to bring bad luck to; place a jinx on: The strike has jinxed my plans to go to Milwaukee for the weekend.
  2. to destroy the point of: His sudden laugh jinxed the host's joke.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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