- The definition of a minx is a flirtatious and bold young woman.
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 (â€œwench, hussyâ€)
- (obsolete) A mink.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.