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Is it a jinx, like being put on the cover of Sports Illustrated?
Guess there is a jinx after this team all right, he growled.
He asked me whose it was; and he asked me about you, and, by jinx!
None knew that he was ascertaining the health of a player who had almost killed himself while killing a jinx.
"It might be, if there were any such animal as a jinx," laughed Darrin.
jinx followed him, moving sedately back and forth, now and then glancing up with idolatrous eyes.
That's why you get it cheap—if you'll take it and chase out the jinx that's been wished on me.
The jinx was again monarch of all he surveyed—and Monte-Cristo-like held up four fingers!
Ah kin help yo all ward off evil and jinx; ah kin help yo all git a job; ah kin help yo all ovah come the ruination uv yo home.
1911, American English, originally baseball slang; perhaps ultimately from jyng "a charm, a spell" (17c.), originally "wryneck," a bird used in witchcraft and divination, from Latin iynx "wryneck," from Greek iynx.
Most mysterious of all in the psychics of baseball is the "jinx," that peculiar "hoodoo" which affects, at times, a man, at other times a whole team. Let a man begin to think that there is a "jinx" about, and he is done for for the time being. ["Technical World Magazine," 1911]The verb is 1912 in American English, from the noun. Related: Jinxed; jinxing.
: Somebody jinxed him (1917+)
[apparently fr jynx or iynx, ''wryneck woodpecker,'' fr the use of the bird in divination]