Snakebitten: unlucky; experiencing misfortune (US, informal).

Here’s a word we caught this week. We thought we’d share snakebitten with you because, as is probably the term’s root, if you do get bitten by a snake, and especially a poisonous one, you’re mighty misfortunate.

Here’s an example of it in use:

‘Oh, doctor, he’s snakebitten’, Samuel lamented. ‘So, just to confirm, he’s recently been attacked by a serpent?’ the doctor gasped.

What can you do with this word? Show us how you’d use this creatively in the comments below…

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