Pronounced: EHK-log, noun
Notes: Really? There is a word for this?
I assume most, if not all, readers know jinx means “to bring bad luck upon”, but I was unaware that it also meant “to cast a spell on”.
The origin is not known for sure… it is thought it may come from jynx wryneck, a bird that was used in witchcraft.
Surprisingly, pretty modern – the early 1900s.