[singular] jinx (on somebody/something) bad luck; somebody/something that is thought to bring bad luck in a mysterious way I'm convinced there's a jinx on this car. The injury jinx has struck Real Madrid. The team seems to have shaken off the jinx that’s been dogging them for months. Wordfinderamulet, charm, coincidence, fate, fortune, jinx, luck, mascot, superstition, talisman Word Origin early 20th cent. (originally US): probably a variant of jynx ‘wryneck’ (because the bird was used in witchcraft).