mink

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A jacket and vest made of mink (sense 2)

From Late Middle English mink (fur of the European mink),[1] apparently from Swedish [Term?].[2]

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Noun[edit]

mink (plural mink or minks)

  1. (plural mink) Any of various semi-aquatic, carnivorous mammals in the Mustelinae subfamily, similar to weasels, with dark fur, native to Europe and America, of which two species in different genera are extant: the American mink (Neovison vison) and the European mink (Mustela lutreola).
  2. (plural mink) The fur or pelt of a mink, used to make apparel.
  3. (plural minks) An article of clothing made of mink.
  4. (Scotland, slang, pejorative) (plural minks) An individual with poor personal hygiene; a smelly person.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ mink, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ mink” (US) / “mink” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.

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Estonian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From English mink.

Noun[edit]

mink (genitive mingi, partitive minki)

  1. American mink, Neovison vison
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Etymology 2[edit]

From German Schminke.

Noun[edit]

mink (genitive mingi, partitive minki)

  1. (dated) makeup, cosmetics
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Hungarian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • mi (offical)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmiŋk]
  • Hyphenation: mink

Pronoun[edit]

mink

  1. (personal, dialectal) Alternative form of mi (we)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From English mink.

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Noun[edit]

mink m (definite singular minken, indefinite plural minkar, definite plural minkane)

  1. an American mink, Neovison vison or Mustela vison
    • 1928, Edv. Ryste, Mink-al:
      Å ala mink er eit gildt arbeid for alle som er glade i dyr; for det er eit vakkert dyr med mange tiltalande eigenskapar []
      Breeding mink is pleasant work for everyone who loves animals; as it is a beautiful animal with many appealing properties []

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mink c

  1. American mink (Neovison vison).

Declension[edit]

Declension of mink 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mink minken minkar minkarna
Genitive minks minkens minkars minkarnas