Origin of minx
Examples from the Web for minx
Stolen By Jinx Jamison and Minx Malone The Madame X School of Sex series of short ebooks are steamy cheap buys.
Minx rode horseback as before, while Spot went afoot, jumping and barking, and snapping up a mouthful of snow every few minutes.
She ain't my Muckluck, and I don't believe she's a minx, not a little bit.The Magnetic North|Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
And then, if you please, the minx told me that she hoped the advice would be taken as kindly as it was given.The Seven Sleuths' Club|Carol Norton
British Dictionary definitions for minx
Word Origin for minx
Word Origin and History for minx
1540s, mynx "pet dog," later "a young, pert, wanton girl" [Johnson] (1590s), of uncertain origin, perhaps a shortening of minikin "girl, woman," from Middle Dutch minnekijn "darling, beloved," from minne "love" (see minnesinger) + -kijn, diminutive suffix. Klein's sources suggest the word is from Low German minsk "a man," also "an impudent woman," related to German Mensch (see mensch), which also has a sense in vulgar use of "wench, hussy, slut."