Jedi mind trick n.

in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise: a telepathic technique of psychological manipulation used by the Jedi

Star Wars


  • 1981 L. Kasdan & G. Lucas Return of Jedi (film script, rev. 3rd draft) 18

    You weak-minded fool! He’s using an old Jedi mind trick.

  • 2017 Austin (Texas) Amer.-Statesman (Nexis) 18 June d1

    You'll pick up some Jedi mind tricks, like getting toddlers to eat meals they wouldn’t otherwise touch by allowing them to help cook the food.

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antedating 1981

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