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minty1

[min-tee]
adjective, mint·i·er, mint·i·est.
  1. having the flavor or aroma of mint.
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Origin of minty1

First recorded in 1875–80; mint1 + -y1

minty2

[min-tee]
adjective, mint·i·er, mint·i·est. Slang.
  1. homosexual.
  2. effeminate.
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Origin of minty2

perhaps special use of minty1
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adj.

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

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