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    Who's the mink?

    Hello,

    A couple of days ago I watched an old TV series called "Tightrope" (1959) and heard the actor say "Who's the mink" as was looking at a beautiful dark-haired woman. At least it sounded like that.

    I couldn't find any satisfactory explanation in my dictionaries. Is the word still used in this sense today?

    Thank you.

    Dino

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    Re: Who's the mink?

    I watched an old TV series called "Tightrope" (1959) and heard the actor say "Who's the mink"

    Constantinos.
    My guess is that the dark-haired stranger was probably wearing a mink coat or stole and the actor said "who's the mink?" to single her out to his companion. In the same way someone might ask "who's the red hat?", or "who's the loud laugh?".

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    #3

    Re: Who's the mink?

    I'd guess it was a reference to her dark hair. Much like people once referred to hot women as "foxes," this may have been a similar thing.

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    #4

    Re: Who's the mink?

    I am not a teacher.

    It might have been "minx".

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