definition of hexed by The Free Dictionary

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hex 1

 (hĕks)

n.

1. An evil spell; a curse.

2. One that brings bad luck.

tr.v. hexed, hex·ing, hex·es

1. To put a hex on.

2. To bring or wish bad luck to: “Chilly evening weather and a chain of minor snafus seemed to hex the $5,000-a-seat gala on Governors Island” (Newsweek).


[Pennsylvania Dutch, from German hexen, to hex, from Hexe, witch, from Middle High German hecse, from Old High German hagzissa.]


hex′er n.


hex 2

 (hĕks)

adj.

Hexagonal. Used of hardware, such as bolts and screws, with hexagonal heads or hexagonal sockets.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Adj. 1. hexed – (usually used colloquially) causing or accompanied by misfortune

colloquialism – a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
luckless, unlucky – having or bringing misfortune; “Friday the 13th is an unlucky date”

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