Wise, mischievous, clever and naughty. A 'cheeky' trickster
(n.), or (adj.) used
to describe something riddled with contradictions, surprises and intrigue. The term has evolved to describe everything
from an unclean denizen on the street
who may also be an expert secretly in the know, to the opposite
related to wealth, excess
and exclusivity - often to do with sex.
* Irony: Many usages
of mink are usually
in direct conflict with an opposite
usage or meaning; therein lying the irony. Often the meaning can change
depending on the context and tone.
* Origins (many): In British slang, "minky" can be used
to describe a woman's desirable sex or her genitalia directly ("mink" or "minky"), and can sometimes
also be found used
in combination with "cheeky monkey". Also related is "minger" used
to describe an undesirable and unseemly woman or her sex directly; a "Minx" is a "pert, flirtatious and impudent young
woman". In Native
American folklore, the reputation of the actual animal's spirit in is known
as a trickster
and fire-starter, much like the coyote.
Don't trust that little mink. She knows everything, but won't tell you.