nym·​phet | \ nim-ˈfet How to pronounce nymphet (audio) , ˈnim(p)-fət How to pronounce nymphet (audio) \
variants: or less commonly nymphette

Definition of nymphet

: a sexually precocious girl barely in her teens also : a sexually attractive young woman

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Recent Examples on the Web Her id-like nymphets bump up against censorious, finger-wagging brigades of peasant women and occasionally men — hapless tourists who have wandered into the wide shot. Julia Felsenthal, New York Times, "A Painter Who Wants Art to Shock," 12 Feb. 2020 The most dangerous creature of all is the nymphet, the femme fatale, the siren who will lead a good man to ruin, a common archetype threaded throughout art, music and literature. Kim Liggett, Washington Post, "‘My Dark Vanessa’ is being described as ‘Lolita’ for the #MeToo era. It’s more than that.," 9 Mar. 2020 Professor Humbert Humbert marries a widow to be near her nymphet daughter. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019," 22 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of nymphet

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Nymphet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nymphet. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nymphet

: a sexually attractive girl

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