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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Aunt Edie felt there was a very teasing minx behind the girl's demure look.
▪ Just as soon as the little minx knows which village halls it's playing.
▪ Maxwell nodded as they watched a little, hustling minx sashay her way across the floor.
▪ On our way I looked for Mathilda but Benjamin was right, there was no sign of the little minx.
▪ Pamela was not, in our view, the minx that Fielding thought her.
▪ Same goes for about half the words I've been learning from that little minx.
▪ The little minx seems to have half the young men in London at her feet.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Mink \Mink\ (m[i^][ng]k), n. [Cf. 2d Minx.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) A carnivorous mammal of the genus Mustela (foremrly Putorius), allied to the weasel. The European mink is Mustela lutreola. The common American mink ( Mustela vison) varies from yellowish brown to black. Its fur is highly valued. Called also minx, nurik, and vison.

  2. The fur of the mink[1]. Together with sable, it is one of the most expensive furs not taken from endangerd species. When the fur is taken from animals grown on a farm, it called ranch mink.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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."


Etymology 1 n. 1 A pert, flirtatious or impudent young woman. 2 (context obsolete English) A female puppy; a pet dog. Etymology 2

n. (context obsolete English) A mink.


n. a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men [syn: coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, tease, prickteaser]


MinX was a very short-lived British music television channel owned and operated by CSC Media Group. The channel was launched on 8 October 2007 and was replaced by NME TV on 22 November 2007 at 6.00am.

MinX broadcast 24 hours a day on Sky Digital Channel 377; however, it only showed 8 hours of music videos in full every day. For the remaining 16 hours an on screen caption was shown, telling viewers to switch to Chart Show TV.

The final video to play on MinX was from the group Girls Aloud.

Minx (Toyah album)

Minx was the first album released by Toyah Willcox as a solo artist.

It has something of a controversial reputation as it represented a departure from her previous works, which tended toward thematic albums written almost in their entirety by Willcox and long-standing band members such as Joel Bogen and Phil Spalding. As an attempt to make a more "polished" pop album and (supposedly) to break into the U.S. market, a lot of artistic control was ceded to the producers leading to an unprecedented four cover versions from the original CD's 12 tracks. The lead single "Don't Fall in Love (I Said)" was a hit in the UK, reaching the top 30, as did the album, but follow-up releases "Soul Passing Through Soul" and "World in Action" were less successful.

The album became very hard to find in the 1990s, and before its 2005 reissue, CD copies were commanding high figures on e-bay.

Minx (comics)

Minx was an imprint of DC Comics that published graphic novels aimed at teenage girls. It ran from 2007 to 2008.

Minx (magazine)

Minx was a monthly UK magazine published by EMAP between October 1996 and July 2000. The magazine was based in London. At the time of its closure, its circulation was 120,000 copies a month.

Minx (Leatherface album)

Minx is the fourth full-length album by the English punk band Leatherface. Though regarded as a lesser album than its predecessor, Mush, it was still generally well received, many reviews citing its strength as a stand-alone album.

MINX (musician)

MINX (born Rachel Phillips on April 17, 1983 in Adelaide) is a Sydney-based DJ and producer signed to EMI Music Australia, which is part of Universal Music Australia. MINX first came to prominence after winning a national competition aimed at unearthing female DJs, called She Can DJ, in 2011. In 2013 she co-hosted The Weekend on Australian cable TV station Channel V Australia.

Minx (band)

Minx is a South Korean girl group created by Happy Face Entertainment in 2014 and is the sister group of Dal Shabet. The group has an overall mischievous tomboy concept and consists of five members: Jiyoo, Su-A, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, and Dami. Minx released their debut single Why Did You Come To My Home on September 18, 2014.

Usage examples of "minx".

There were 33 more horses yet to enter the ring, including Black Minx, before the fall sales would be concluded.

It was part of his plan to get Black Minx at a price he could afford to pay.

The next one in the ring would be Black Minx and Tom Flint was still here.

The old gelding pricked his ears, then drew back, a little startled, as Black Minx bolted up the field, kicking out her hind legs.

Henry, too, was well aware that this was the beginning of the road which would take Black Minx to the Derby post or end in her complete failure as a racehorse.

Black Minx ever would be ready to race, much less start in the Kentucky Derby.

Alec that although Black Minx was owned by him he wanted her to race in the black-and-white colors of Hopeful Farm.

But Black Minx made no move, and Henry continued his grooming and humming.

Even so, he eagerly looked forward to what might come when he rode Black Minx onto the track within a few hours.

Alec sat astride Black Minx outside the barn, awaiting any special instructions from Henry.

Black Minx pranced and snorted constantly as if to let Alec know she had had her way for a short while anyway.

Nino Nella was the rider whom Black Minx had taken through the rail last year in her first and only start in Florida as a two-year-old.

He was too busy to give much thought to Black Minx and the Kentucky Derby.

Black Minx stepping lightly over the soft ground and occasionally sending the mud flying from under her dancing feet.

Napoleon staying close to Black Minx and ignoring the sharp swerving of her body against him.