a pert, impudent, or flirtatious girl.
a bold, flirtatious, or scheming woman
1540s, mynx “pet dog,” later “a young, pert, wanton girl” [Johnson] (1590s), of uncertain origin, perhaps a shortening of minikin “girl, woman,” from Middle Dutch minnekijn “darling, beloved,” from minne “love” (see minnesinger) + -kijn, diminutive suffix. Klein’s sources suggest the word is from Low German minsk “a man,” also “an impudent woman,” related to German Mensch (see mensch), which also has a sense in vulgar use of “wench, hussy, slut.”
[muh-nahy-uh-deez] /məˈnaɪ əˌdiz/ plural noun, Classical Mythology. 1. the daughters of Minyas who were driven mad by Dionysus as a punishment for refusing to take part in his revels.
[min-yuh n] /ˈmɪn yən/ Classical Mythology adjective 1. descended from Minyas. 2. being or pertaining to a gray, wheel-thrown pottery produced in ancient Greece during the early part of the Helladic period, c2000 b.c. noun 3. Minyans, Also, Minyae [min-yee] /ˈmɪn yi/ (Show IPA). the descendants of Minyas who inhabited Orchomenus in Boeotia and Iolcus […]
[Sephardic Hebrew meen-yahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English min-yuh n] /Sephardic Hebrew minˈyɑn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈmɪn yən/ noun, plural minyanim [Sephardic Hebrew meen-yah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew min-yaw-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew min yɑˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew mɪnˈyɔ nɪm/ (Show IPA). English, minyans. Hebrew. 1. the number of persons required by Jewish law to be present to conduct a communal religious […]
[min-ee-uh s] /ˈmɪn i əs/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a king of Orchomenus, famed for his wealth.