Minx meaning

mĭngks
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.

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A girl or young woman who is considered to be impudent or very flirtatious.
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(obsolete) A promiscuous woman.
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A pert, saucy girl or young woman.
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(obsolete) A mink.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of minx

  • Probably from obsolete mynx playful little dog perhaps from alteration of obsolete Dutch minneken darling minikin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Middle Low German minsk (“wench, hussy")

    From Wiktionary

  • See mink.

    From Wiktionary