nymphet

[ nim-fet, nim-fit ]
/ nɪmˈfɛt, ˈnɪm fɪt /

noun

a young nymph.
a sexually attractive young girl.
a sexually precocious girl or young woman.

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Origin of nymphet

From the Middle French word nymphette, dating back to 1605–15. See nymph, -et
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British Dictionary definitions for nymphet

nymphet
/ (ˈnɪmfɪt) /

noun

a young girl who is sexually precocious and desirable

Word Origin for nymphet

C17 (meaning: a young nymph): diminutive of nymph
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