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hex

1
[ 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.
noun
spell; charm: With all this rain, somebody must have put a hex on our picnic.
a witch.
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Origin of hex

1
1820–30; <German Hexe witch; see hag1

OTHER WORDS FROM hex

hexer, noun

Other definitions for hex (2 of 3)

hex2
[ heks ]
/ hɛks /

adjective Informal.
hexagonal: a bolt with a matching washer and hex nut.

Origin of hex

2
First recorded in 1920–25; by shortening

Other definitions for hex (3 of 3)

hex.

abbreviation
hexagon
hexagonal.
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British Dictionary definitions for hex (1 of 2)

hex1
/ (hɛks) /

noun
  1. short for hexadecimal
  2. (as modifier)hex code

British Dictionary definitions for hex (2 of 2)

hex2
/ (hɛks) informal /

verb
(tr) to bewitch
noun
an evil spell or symbol of bad luck
a witch

Derived forms of hex

hexer, 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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