[ heks ]
/ hɛks /
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verb (used with object)
to bewitch; practice witchcraft on: He was accused of hexing his neighbors' cows because they suddenly stopped giving milk.
spell; charm: With all this rain, somebody must have put a hex on our picnic.
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Origin of hex1
1820–30; <German Hexe witch; see hag1
OTHER WORDS FROM hexhexer, noun
Other definitions for hex (2 of 3)
[ heks ]
/ hɛks /
hexagonal: a bolt with a matching washer and hex nut.
Origin of hex2
First recorded in 1920–25; by shortening
Other definitions for hex (3 of 3)
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How to use hex in a sentence
The witchdoctor hexed him 20 years ago during a youth-group trip to Rio de Janeiro.Call Him Dirty Harry Potter|Lizzie Stark|April 8, 2009|DAILY BEAST
"Never ran into any hexed TV sets before," the repairman said, straightening up.Something Will Turn Up|David Mason
British Dictionary definitions for hex (1 of 2)
/ (hɛks) /
- short for hexadecimal
- (as modifier)hex code
British Dictionary definitions for hex (2 of 2)
/ (hɛks) informal /
(tr) to bewitch
an evil spell or symbol of bad luck
Derived forms of hexhexer, noun
Word Origin for hex
C19: via Pennsylvania Dutch from German Hexe witch, from Middle High German hecse, perhaps from Old High German hagzissa; see hag 1
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