An example of a minx is a twenty year old woman asking her boss out for a date.
Origin of minxEarly Modern English ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Low German minsk, female servant, hussy, person, akin to German mensch: see mensch
- A girl or young woman who is considered to be impudent or very flirtatious.
- Obsolete A promiscuous woman.
Origin of minxProbably from obsolete mynx, playful little dog, perhaps from alteration of obsolete Dutch minneken, darling; see minikin.
Perhaps from Middle Low German minsk (“wench, hussy")
- (obsolete) A mink.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.