: a pert girl
: a wanton woman

Example Sentences

a blond actress who was usually typecast as the minx in melodramas
Recent Examples on the Web Herman pointed to cases of animals like minx and lions around the world that were severely affected by COVID-19. Danielle Echeverria, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 July 2021 The Survivor minx is a tired and true stereotype as attractive female contestants are often portrayed on the show as using their feminine wiles to get ahead in the game. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 14 Apr. 2021

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of minx was in 1576

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Cite this Entry

“Minx.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minx. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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