minx

[ mingks ]
/ mɪŋks /

noun

a pert, impudent, or flirtatious girl.

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Origin of minx

1535–45; perhaps <Low German minsk man, impudent woman; cognate with German Mensch;see mensch

OTHER WORDS FROM minx

minxish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for minx

minx
/ (mɪŋks) /

noun

a bold, flirtatious, or scheming woman

Derived forms of minx

minxish, adjective

Word Origin for minx

C16: of unknown origin
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