American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A girl or young woman who is considered pert, flirtatious, or impudent.
- n. Obsolete A promiscuous woman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pert girl; a hussy; a jade; a baggage.
- n. A female puppy.
- n. Same as mink.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A pert or a wanton girl.
- n. obsolete A she puppy; a pet dog.
- n. (Zoöl.), obsolete The mink; -- called also minx otter.
- n. a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
- See mink. (Wiktionary)
- Probably from obsolete mynx, playful little dog, perhaps from alteration of obsolete Dutch minneken, darling; see minikin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She was persuaded the minx was a sly one, and would carry tales.”
“_Fouines_, a quadruped known as the minx or mink, _Mustela vison_.”
“I was alive because Sonsee-array fancied me and was grateful-and also because she was just the kind of minx to enjoy flouting tribal convention by marrying a foreigner.”
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“It is to be feared that "minx" was the only right word for Joan”
“The 'minx' shook her curls, and flirted through the window with a handsome but ill-tempered looking man on a fine horse, who praised her 'golden locks,' as he called them; and oddly enough, when Melchior said that the man was a lout, and that the locks in question were corkscrewy carrot shavings, she only seemed to like the man and his compliments the more.”
“Marks continued by saying, in confidence, and 'quite as between you and me, dear Mary Grace', that Miss Wilkes was a 'minx'.”
“The "minx" had lost her colour, and, for the moment, her prettiness.”
“The 'minx' shook her curls, and flirted through the window with a handsome but ill-tempered looking man on a fine horse, who praised her 'golden locks,' as he called them; and, oddly enough, when Melchior said the man was a lout, and that the locks in question were corkscrewy carrot shavings, she only seemed to like the man and his compliments the more.”
“If Rumsfeld is the best thing to happen to the Pentagon in 25 years, the minx is the best thing to happen to Reno’s vodka suppliers ever.”
“During evidence she claimed he repeatedly called her a "minx" and made suggestive remarks when they were paired during the personal safety assessment.”
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