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All one could say was that she had turned out as the child of such proceedings might be expected to turn out--a minx.
"Oh, Mistress Polly, you are a minx," said that reverend gentleman.
She is just like her sister, that minx of an Adèle, who stays away from the shop two days out of three.
Ill look after the minx, and tell her some useful truth now and then, too.
Command the minx to bring forth all her fascinations and allurements.
Since the minx had tasted power at Carvel Hall, there was no accounting for her.
Under her breath Stella Croyle murmured passionately, "Oh, you minx!"
New flight; the male rests in the sun, then rejoins the minx.
This is the second time to-day that minx of yours has slipped through my fingers!
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."