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minx (mingks) noun

A pert or flirtatious young woman.

[Of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle Dutch or Low German.]

See more usage examples of minx in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"This innocent-looking minx had her face right up against the terrible rictal grin of Cape Town's adopted son, Marthinus van Skulkwyk." Ben Trovato; On the Run; Cape Times (Cape Town, South Africa); Feb 24, 2004.

"Politics, love, and God -- it's all in there in the raps of Shawn Butler, who keeps his rhymes on the positive tip whether singing about a minx who's caught his eye or the struggles he faced while growing up in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood." Matt McGuire; Rock the Vote!; Chicago Tribune; Feb 25, 2004.

This week's theme: words to describe women.

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I knew I'd hate COBOL the moment I saw they'd used 'perform' instead of 'do'. -Larry Wall, programmer, creator of Perl programming language (1954- )

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