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nym·phet

 (nĭm-fĕt′, nĭm′fĭt)
n.
A pubescent girl regarded as sexually precocious.

[From earlier nymphet, nymphette, small nymph, young nymph (applied in Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita (1955) to a pubescent girl desired by the novel's narrator) : nymph + -et.]

nymphet

(ˈnɪmfɪt)
n
a young girl who is sexually precocious and desirable
[C17 (meaning: a young nymph): diminutive of nymph]

nymph•et

(nɪmˈfɛt, ˈnɪm fɪt)

n.
a sexually precocious girl.
[1955]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nymphet - a sexually attractive young woman
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Translations

nymphet

nymphette [nɪmˈfet] Nnínfula f

nymphet

nNymphchen nt

nymphet

[ˈnɪmfɪt] nninfetta
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How to keep in shape for the fun of it rather than just "to look good in bed" to some nymphet?
My wife of forty years coughed, then melted into a nymphet with coccyx-length red hair.
She was cast in Denis Potter's Karaoke as the nymphet seduced by Richard Johnson.
Her final instructions before a particularly mind-boggling passage are, "Remember, make every move clean, precise--and delicious." One nymphet repeats the killer combination without the piano accompaniment.
It is because Humbert is at the same time so entrancingly obsessed by his nymphet, and so rhapsodically articulate about the nature of his obsession with her, that the link between the peculiarity of the dominating emotion and the style in which it is expressed is at the same time so clearly evident and so difficult to explain.
Yet, he is also held responsible for giving shape to one of the myths of modern culture, the myth of the nymphet, a mystically attractive preadolescent girl.
Nabokov's greatest public success, and the work for which he is most widely known, is Lolita, a brilliant satirical novel about an aging professor 's obsession with a twelve - year - old nymphet. The theme of sexual preoccupation also appears in Laughter in the Dark (1932; translated as 1938) and in Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle.
Then again, there isn't much balance to begin with, Ayer's script reducing most of the Squad to supporting ciphers and placing most of his chips on Robbie's malevolent nymphet. She's a riot, sashaying about in hot pants and a T-shirt emblazoned with 'Daddy's Li'l Monster' -- but her sex-kitten snark brings diminishing returns, especially as the film around her grows increasingly leaden and cheesy.
The pasty limbs poking up from the base of Boston Scrambler might be the legs of a nymphet lying on a bed, or, following the cue of the title, the arms of a man reaching out threateningly toward a coral-like red lump that could be a woman's head.
With Danielle shagging jocks beneath the school bleachers and offering unsolicited tips during sex-ed class, the principal has no choice but to send the foul-mouthed nymphet to the remedial "Challengers" program (unfortunately named, considering the space shuttle explosion and the pic's kitschy 1987 setting).
As the axe comes down on series three, wife No.5 - giggling nymphet Katherine Howard (Tamzin Merchant) - is dangling on a swing for the King's pleasure.
After this come three frothy productions - Moon over Buffalo (February), A Passionate Woman (April) and Oysters and Snails (June) - this last, involving an alcoholic property developer, a brainless nymphet, an outraged wife and a young gigolo, is by Philip Holyman and is being listed as a world premiere.