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minx

[mingks] /mɪŋks/
noun
1.
a pert, impudent, or flirtatious girl.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; perhaps < Low German minsk man, impudent woman; cognate with German Mensch; see mensch
Related forms
minxish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for minxish

minx

/mɪŋks/
noun
1.
a bold, flirtatious, or scheming woman
Derived Forms
minxish, adjective
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for minxish
minx
1542, mynx "pet dog," later "pert girl, hussy" (1592), of uncertain origin, perhaps a shortening of minikin "girl, woman," from M.Du. minnekijn "darling, beloved," from minne "love" (see minnesinger) + -kijn, dim. suffix.
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