Mickey Mouse

adjective
\ ˈmi-kē-ˈmau̇s How to pronounce Mickey Mouse (audio) \

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

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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

First Known Use of Mickey Mouse

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse, cartoon character created by Walt Disney

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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 16 Feb. 2020.

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Mickey Mouse

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of Mickey Mouse

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

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