Definition of jettatura in US English:

jettatura

noun

  • The evil eye; bad luck.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The London Magazine. From Italian (originally and chiefly regional: southern) iettatura, † jettatura the evil eye, bad luck from iettare + -atura. Compare French jettatura.

Pronunciation

jettatura

/jɛtəˈtʊərə/