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[mingk] /mɪŋk/
noun, plural minks (especially collectively) mink.
a semiaquatic weasellike animal of the genus Mustela, especially the North American M. vison.
the fur of this animal, brownish in the natural state and having lustrous outside hairs and a thick, soft undercoat.
a coat, stole, etc., made of this fur.
Origin of mink
1425-75; late Middle English, of uncertain origin Unabridged
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  • I tell you, suh, I is done smell all de smells o' mink an' mus' an' puffume, but I ain' nuver smell nuttin' like dat jail.

    P'laski's Tunament Thomas Nelson Page
  • There were fur-bearing animals, such as mink and otter and beaver.

    Daniel Boone Katharine E. Wilkie
  • She had an old Leghorn hen that a mink killed just after the hen had brought out a brood of chickens.

  • Where mink are thick not over sixteen should be set per mile.

    Black Beaver James Campbell Lewis
  • He swam to a point ten feet above it, and dropped down with the stealth of a mink.

    In the Days of Washington William Murray Graydon
  • They resemble the house cat in features but have long body like a mink.

    Black Beaver James Campbell Lewis
  • After I had stretched the mink skin I hung it up in this hollow tree, and it was a very good place to dry the pelts that I caught.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
British Dictionary definitions for mink


noun (pl) mink, minks
any of several semiaquatic musteline mammals of the genus Mustela, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having slightly webbed feet
the highly valued fur of these animals, esp that of the American mink (M. vison)
a garment made of this, esp a woman's coat or stole
Word Origin
C15: from Scandinavian; compare Danish mink, Swedish mänk
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Word Origin and History for mink

early 15c., "skin or fur of the mink," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish menk "a stinking animal in Finland"). Applied in English to the animal itself from 1620s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for mink



  1. A sexually promiscuous person; lecher; nymphomaniac: The doctor was a regular mink
  2. A pert and attractive young woman; dish, fox
  3. A woman's genitalia, pubic hair, etc; beaver (1940s+)

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fuck like a mink, tight

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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