minty

1
[min-tee]

Origin of minty

1
First recorded in 1875–80; mint1 + -y1

minty

2
[min-tee]
adjective, mint·i·er, mint·i·est. Slang.
  1. homosexual.
  2. effeminate.

Origin of minty

2
perhaps special use of minty1
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Word Origin and History for minty
adj.

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

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