maloik

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sicilian malocchiu. Doublet of malocchio.

Noun[edit]

maloik (plural maloiks)

  1. (Italian-American English) Evil eye; a curse.
    • 2005, Mark Salvatore Pitifer, Return to Forever, page 388:
      "That's not like you. Whatsa matta? Somebody give ya the maloik?” / “Maybe this guy did!” He grabs Pitt playfully. “Did you give me the maloik, you son-of-a-gun?”

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