jinx


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

jinx \jinx\ (j[i^][ng]ks), n.
   A person, object, influence, or supernatural being which is
   supposed to bring bad luck or to cause things to go wrong.
   [Slang]
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

jinx \jinx\ (j[i^][ng]ks), v. t.
   To bring bad luck to; to cause to malfunction or go wrong;
   as, some superstitious people are reluctant to predict
   success for fear it will jinx them. [Slang]
   [PJC]
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