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[min-tee] /ˈmɪn ti/
adjective, mintier, mintiest.
having the flavor or aroma of mint.
Origin of minty1
First recorded in 1875-80; mint1 + -y1


[min-tee] /ˈmɪn ti/
adjective, mintier, mintiest. Slang.
perhaps special use of minty1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "I reckon you ain't as keerful of yourself, you Britishers, ez us," said minty.

  • For a moment, minty seemed struck with her father's original theory.

  • Well, if you'll let me telegraph 'yes' to minty, I don't care if yer do.

  • Get in out o' the wind, minty, or you won't have no Boston left.

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  • You're a-goin' to have a good time with Thinkright, ain't you, minty?

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  • minty ran on to the waterside, and the three resumed their walk.

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  • "If minty's cavalry is in front, so much the worse for minty," were the Confederate's words.

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Word Origin and History for minty

1867, from mint (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Mintiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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