Meaning of Mintie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɪnti/


  • 1Australian, New Zealand Trademark A peppermint-flavoured sweet.

    ‘offering them a smile and a Mintie breaks the tension’
    • ‘He folded the Mintie paper, looked at it, and put it in his pocket.’
    • ‘Why do people still eat Minties when there are gummi fruits?’
    • ‘Maybe you keep your Minties in there for late-night snacking.’
    • ‘I scored a couple of Minties, some stickers, and a lollipop.’
    • ‘The shopping list for the birthday party included cake mix for two chocolate cakes, one caramel cake, one mud cake, 10 bags of Minties, snakes, gums, and other lollies.’
    • ‘This article made my cravings for Minties, meat pies, and salt and vinegar chips that much bigger.’
    • ‘Because there are some who would have difficulties understanding the complexities surrounding the unwrapping of a Mintie, I will put it in simple terms.’
    • ‘The site could be named after the factory where the first ever Mintie was wrapped in wax paper in 1922.’
    • ‘Minties are among the most iconic lollies we've got.’
    • ‘Excuse me while I nom nom my way through the Minties packet, but I haven't had a Mintie for a gazillion years.’
    1. 1.1Used allusively to refer to a source of comfort or consolation.
      ‘we hope there was a Mintie waiting for him in the dressing room at the end of this morning's match’
      • ‘These might seem like simple and trite things, but if you are a fan of the Mintie, imagine trying to procure some in Afghanistan—and then going without for a whole tour.’
      • ‘For those "its-moments-like-these" moments, it would be wise to have a family pack of Minties on hand.’
      • ‘In a kind of constitutional law Minties moment, he was made to apologize for using the phrase 'lying government'.’
      • ‘It involves a weightlifter, a dropped weight, and a dramatic face-plant—and it went on to become a Minties moment and a favourite piece of footage on bloopers shows the world over.’
      • ‘Here are the ups and downs, the Minties moments and champagne plays that have shaped this season so far.’
      • ‘It is not helped by surreal scenes like the Minties moment where a Hungarian weightlifter dislocated his elbow at the 2008 Olympics.’
      • ‘The taste of Minties, the smell of old sunscreen and pine oil, and the wearing of the hats that Christina's family wore summers ago create cascades of memories for the audience.’
      • ‘The girls were upset thinking they had done badly—not so. It was Minties moments full on.’
      • ‘I have certainly had my Minties moments and my fair share of ups and downs, but this dinner party was going to be a success.’
      • ‘I missed his patience, his Minties moments, and all his inventions.’


1920s the sweet's advertising slogan ‘It's at times like these you need Minties’ was adopted as a popular phrase, leading to the allusive use.