Mickey Mouse


Mickey Mouse

adjective \ˈmi-kē-ˈmas\

: not deserving to be taken seriously : having little value or importance

Full Definition of MICKEY MOUSE

1
:  too easy, small, ineffective, or unimportant to be taken seriously <Mickey Mouse courses> <a Mickey Mouse operation>
2
:  being or performing insipid or corny popular music
3
:  annoyingly petty <Mickey Mouse regulations>

Examples of MICKEY MOUSE

  1. The company is just a Mickey Mouse operation.
  2. <a woman who at town meetings insists on airing every little Mickey Mouse concern she has>

Origin of MICKEY MOUSE

Mickey Mouse, cartoon character created by Walt Disney
First Known Use: 1930

Mickey Mouse

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Famous character of Walt Disney's animated cartoons. He was introduced in Steamboat Willie (1928), the first animated cartoon with sound. Mickey was created by Disney, who also provided his high-pitched voice, and was usually drawn by the studio's head animator, Ub Iwerks. Noted for his overlarge head and round black ears, he became the star of more than 100 cartoon shorts. The Mickey Mouse Club was one of the most popular television shows for children in the U.S. in the 1950s, and the signature black cap with mouse ears worn by the show's stars became one of the most widely distributed items in merchandising history.

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