Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Miss Thing n.

also Miss One, Miss Thang, Ms Thing

1. (orig. US gay) a homosexual man, also as greeting between such men.

[US]N. Heard Howard Street 115: ‘Miss One!’ Lillie exclaimed enthusiastically, ‘I’m here to say that you’re simply de-vine!’ [...] ‘Now, Miss Thing,’ Lillie retorted in mock indignation. ‘You know better than that.’.
[US]T.R. Houser Central Sl. 36: miss-thang A homosexual.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Mar. 7: Miss Thing – noun of address used among gay men to one who is self-centered and preoccupied with his own appearance.
[US]W.T. Vollmann Whores for Gloria 115: I guess he’s just a fag I guess he’s just another one of them Miss Things.
[US]R. Shell Iced 107: She called our manager Ms Thing even though he was this fifty-year-old Jewish man.
[US]R. Scott Rebecca’s Dict. of Queer Sl. [Internet] Miss Thang or Miss Thing — a drag queen. This has its origins in American Black culture, where ‘Miss Fine Thang’ meant a woman who thought a lot of herself and had a big attitude, thereby making it perfect for many drag queens.
[US]P. Beatty Tuff 149: The one in the turquoise blouse and Ms. Thing with the beehive hairdo and red halter top [...] they probably owned penises bigger than his.
[US](con. 1950s) E. White My Lives 109: So, how many of these guys have you had, Miss Thing?

2. (US gay) one’s innate femininity.

[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 117: the woman in us all, but especially the feminine qualities in men [...] Miss Thing.

3. (UK black/campus) any unnamed woman.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Oct. 4: Miss Thing – general noun of address.
[US]R.C. Cruz Straight Outta Compton 11: ‘You want a piece, Miss Thang?’ Rooster asked Yolanda.
[UK]N. Barlay Crumple Zone 3: Check Miss Thing boppin’ down the street.

4. (US black) a woman who is seen as arrogant and unpleasant.

[US]D. Burke Street Talk 2 37: Yeah, she could really bust a move [...] every time I tried jaw jackin’ with Miss Thang, she got so frosted that I fin’lly jus’ folded.