- 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
Examples from the Web for mink
This past January, the idea of MINK came to Choi—the concept, from thought to finished product, took roughly a month.This 3-D Printer Can Change Fashion's Diversity Problem
June 9, 2014
One 1918 example, in wispy silk chiffon and lace is even trimmed in mink!What Lies Beneath: How Lingerie Got Sexy
June 5, 2014
How cold does it have to be to justify one of their mink dresses?New York Fashion Week: Top-Trends Roundup
February 17, 2012
I also told Aunt Belle to see about relining my mink cape and muff.The Gorgeous Girl
Then he will return to the Great Lake and trap the marten and the mink.The Gaunt Gray Wolf
Mink arose, but no sooner was he on his feet than his courage returned.
Mink is a dead shot, and probably wire-edged with whisky and expecting me.
Mink was not in sight, but the barkeeper stood rigidly on duty.
- 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 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.