Pronounced: EHK-log, noun

Notes: Really? There is a word for this?

Yesterday’s word

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.

First usage

Surprisingly, pretty modern – the early 1900s.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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