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mickey

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noun mick·ey \ˈmi-kē\

Definition of mickey

plural

mickeys

also

mickies

  1. 1 sometimes capitalized often disparaging + offensive :  irishman

  2. 2 plural usually mickies :  potato 2a(2) <roast mickies in the gutter fires — Joseph Mitchell>

  3. 3 usually capitalized :  mickey finn <as soon slip you a Mickey as look at you — Merle Miller>

take the mickey (out of someone)

British informal

British informal

  1. :  to make fun of (someone) :  tease, ridicule <“Fred and George are going to laugh themselves stupid when I turn up for the tryouts. They haven't stopped taking the mickey out of me since I got made a prefect.” — J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003>



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Variants of mickey

also

micky

Origin and Etymology of mickey

probably from Mickey, nickname from the name Michael


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