snakebitten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

snake +‎ bitten.

Adjective[edit]

snakebitten

  1. (US) Alternative form of snakebit.
    • 2009 January 12, Judy Battista, “Steelers Dominate Chargers to Reach A.F.C. Title Game”:
      And that is when the Chargers, snakebitten for so long in the playoffs, began their inexorable slide.
    • 2010 May 5, Alistair MacDonald and Joe Parkinson, “Brown Scrambles for Votes as U.K. Poll Nears”, The Wall Street Journal:
      Since then, his campaign sometimes seemed snake-bitten as it dodged hecklers and a drumbeat of presumptuous questions about life after No. 10 Downing Street.