(US gay) effeminacy; usu. in phr. a hint of mint, a trace of homosexual tendencies.
|A Glimpse of Tiger 201: He modeled his outfit, with a hint of mint. ‘Oh — just something I stole from a Bowery mission on the recommendation of my seeing-eye dog. Do you like it?’.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 107: Hint of mint (’50s) trace of homosexual tendencies.|
|Perv (2001) 83: Oh sure. Ned can spot ’em. Ned can always pick up a hint of mint.|
|Turnabout 111: ‘I guess I always thought there was this hint of mint about the guy.’ [...] ‘You mean he’s gay?’.|
|White Monkey 204: What caught my eye, or rather ear, was the very distinct hint of mint in the man's voice.|