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Is jinx a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word jinx is a Scrabble US word. The word jinx is worth 18 points in Scrabble:

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Is jinx a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word jinx is a Scrabble UK word and has 18 points:

J8I1N1X8

Is jinx a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word jinx is a Words With Friends word. The word jinx is worth 21 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Jinx

You can make 5 words from 'jinx' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'jinx'

JINX 18 

3 letters words from 'jinx'

JIN 10NIX 10

2 letters words from 'jinx'

IN 2XI 9

All 4 letters words made out of jinx

jinx ijnx jnix njix injx nijx jixn ijxn jxin xjin ixjn xijn jnxi njxi jxni xjni nxji xnji inxj nixj ixnj xinj nxij xnij

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word jinx. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in jinx.

Definitions and meaning of jinx

jinx

Etymology

From jynx in the transferred sense “a charm or spell”.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /dʒɪŋks/
  • Homophone: jynx
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋks

Noun

jinx (plural jinxes)

  1. A hex; an evil spell.
    Synonyms: curse, hoodoo, Indian sign, spell
  2. A person or thing supposed to bring bad luck.

Derived terms

  • reverse jinx

Translations

Verb

jinx (third-person singular simple present jinxes, present participle jinxing, simple past and past participle jinxed)

  1. (transitive) To cast a spell on.
  2. (transitive) To bring bad luck to.
  3. (transitive) To cause something to happen by mentioning it, usually sarcastically.
    • 2008, Susane Colasanti, When It Happens, Penguin (→ISBN), chapter 46:
      “So you'll all be near New York!” Maggie says. “We don't know for sure yet.” Sara stresses. “Don't jinx it.”
    • 2012, Sally Heinrich, Hungry Ghosts, Hachette UK (→ISBN)
      I've no idea if she guessed what I was intending to do. I don't know why I was so reluctant to talk about it, even to her. Maybe I was afraid that verbalising my intentions would jinx it in some way.

Derived terms

  • jinxer

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Interjection

jinx

  1. Used after the same thing is said by two people simultaneously.
    Synonym: snap

Translations

Further reading

  • jinx on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to bring bad luck to.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)