Definition of mink
1 : soft fur or pelt of the mink varying in color from white to dark brown
2 : either of two slender-bodied semiaquatic carnivorous mammals (Mustela vison of North America and M. lutreola of Eurasia) of the weasel family that have partially webbed feet, a rather short bushy tail, and a soft thick coat
Examples of mink in a Sentence
a coat made of mink
women wearing expensive jewelry and minks
Recent Examples of mink from the Web
McGregor wore a white Gucci mink coat and raised a steel chair high over his head during a press conference at Madison Square Garden in November to promote his last UFC fight.
UFC champion McGregor also embraced the raunchiness after taking the stage shirtless, covered by a white mink coat adorned with a sea dragon on the back while wearing floral pants.
The mink on Ed Brecke's farm were behaving strangely.
And the guts of slicing sables, minks, lynxes, all the most precious furs, shredding them into pieces, re-assembling them into crazy shapes!
The firm's patrons typically stored their mink, beaver and fox coats there over the summer.
Mammals of the Marsh: Discover some of the Delta’s furry creatures: river otters, beavers, minks, and more.
His lab had looked at rats and mice, cats and minks, frogs and fish.
The students reported seeing a bobcat, a trio of black bears, a mink, deer and a fawn, coyote, raccoons, squirrels and skunks.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mink.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of mink
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
MINK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mink for English Language Learners
: a small animal that has a thin body and soft, dark brown fur
: the skin and fur of a mink used for making clothing
: a piece of clothing (such as a coat) made of mink
MINK Defined for Kids
Definition of mink for Students
1 : a small animal related to the weasel that has partly webbed feet, lives around water, and feeds on smaller animals (as frogs, crabs, and mice)
2 : the soft thick usually brown fur of a mink
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up mink? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).