minx


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minx

an impudent or flirtatious girl: The minx likes his expensive presents.
Not to be confused with:
minks – weasel-like animals; fur coats made of this animal: He gives her minks and diamonds.

minx

 (mĭngks)
n.
1. A girl or young woman who is considered to be impudent or very flirtatious.
2. Obsolete A promiscuous woman.

[Probably from obsolete mynx, playful little dog, perhaps from alteration of obsolete Dutch minneken, darling; see minikin.]

minx′ish adj.

minx

(mɪŋks)
n
a bold, flirtatious, or scheming woman
[C16: of unknown origin]
ˈminxish adj

minx

(mɪŋks)

n.
a pert or flirtatious girl.
[1535–45; perhaps < Low German minsk man, impudent woman, c. German Mensch; see mensch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minx - a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit menminx - a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"

minx

noun flirt, tease, madam (Brit. informal), Lolita, wanton, tomboy, hussy, trollop, coquette, jade, hoyden, baggage (informal, old-fashioned) Take that little minx of yours home straight away!
Translations

minx

[mɪŋks] Npicaruela f, mujer f descarada
you minx!¡lagarta!

minx

nBiest nt (inf)
References in classic literature ?
And how dare you encourage him, you insolent minx? Kiss her!' exclaimed Mr.
I raced by his side in a mood of profound self-derision, and infinitely vexed with that minx. Because dead or alive I thought of her as a minx .
'A minx, sir,' he said, not in anger, rather in amusement: and he cordially drank her health upon the back of it.
There's Evie, who is a minx. There's Charles--I saw him to start with.
Couldn't you have done what you had to do, without appearing in your favourite part of the crocodile, you minx?'
"Stop that, you minx!" said the salesman; "no whimpering here,--the sale is going to begin." And accordingly the sale begun.
'I don't care whether I am a Minx, or a Sphinx,' returned Lavinia, coolly, tossing her head; 'it's exactly the same thing to me, and I'd every bit as soon be one as the other; but I know this--I'll not grow after I'm married!'
Oh, was n't she a sly minx?" cried Belle, as if she rather admired the trick.
'minx,' and a 'contemptible creature,' escaped her; and this, together with a severe biting of the lips, great difficulty in swallowing, and very frequent comings and goings of breath, seemed to imply that feelings were swelling in Miss Squeers's bosom too great for utterance.
And that minx, Catherine Linton, or Earnshaw, or however she was called - she must have been a changeling - wicked little soul!
I think I have YOUR gauge"--the little artful minx!
"Let your copper-coloured minx come forth, and show her tawney beauty before the face of a woman who has heard more than one church bell, and seen a power of real quality," cried Esther, flourishing her hand in triumph, as she drove Ishmael and Abiram before her, like two truant boys, towards their own encampment.