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For example "The watch was a ____, it brought me nothing but bad luck"

Using the definition "Something worn that gives good luck" the Antonyms suggested by Mirriam-Webster (Hoodoo and Jinx) don't seem to quite fit the bill.

A composite or a metaphor would work too.. Is there something like a rabbits foot that is said to bring bad luck?

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    Sounds like a voodoo pin, but jinx is good, that is, bad. – Yosef Baskin Jul 7 '17 at 19:23
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    Since this isn't SO, we leave a ___ or X where we want the word! – marcellothearcane Jul 7 '17 at 19:25
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    I see 'Jinx' as a curse, not a cursed item. – JeffUK Jul 7 '17 at 19:39
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    Does a cursed item work? – Davo Jul 7 '17 at 19:46
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    bad luck charm – Drew Jul 7 '17 at 21:08
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I know it was already brought up in a comment, but jinx has a definition as a noun:

Jinx

(dictionary.com): noun, 1. a person, thing, or influence supposed to bring bad luck.

(M-W): noun, one that brings bad luck;

"That guy is a jinx."

The use in the supplied sentence works fine:

The watch was a jinx, it brought me nothing but bad luck.

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  • Or if you insist a jinx is a curse and not a cursed item, you can always say "The watch was jinxed,..." – The Photon Jul 7 '17 at 21:39

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