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

Examples of Mickey Mouse in a Sentence

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

Word History


Mickey Mouse, cartoon character created by Walt Disney

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mickey Mouse was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Mickey Mouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mickey%20Mouse. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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