from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Experiencing a period of misfortune or inability to succeed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Bitten by a snake.
- adj. Experiencing a period of bad luck; unlucky.
- adj. Jumpy, as if expecting to struck by sudden misfortune.
snake + bit (Wiktionary)