- a pert, impudent, or flirtatious girl.
Origin of minx
Examples from the Web for minx
Contemporary Examples of minx
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Historical Examples of minx
Every morning you make the thirteen signs of hell over that minx of yours!Abbe Mouret's Transgression
"Oh, Mistress Polly, you are a minx," said that reverend gentleman.The Tory Maid
Herbert Baird Stimpson
Ill look after the minx, and tell her some useful truth now and then, too.
It was then Handassah put in a word; the minx was ever ready at that.Rookwood
William Harrison Ainsworth
That minx Joan has twisted me round her finger, and you have suffered for it.Pixie O'Shaughnessy
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
- a bold, flirtatious, or scheming woman
Word Origin 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."