mick·​ey | \ ˈmi-kē How to pronounce mickey (audio) \
variants: or less commonly micky
plural mickeys also mickies

Definition of mickey

1 sometimes capitalized, often disparaging + offensive : irishman
2 plural usually mickies : potato sense 2a(2) roast mickies in the gutter fires— Joseph Mitchell
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
: 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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History and Etymology for mickey

probably from Mickey, nickname from the name Michael

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“Mickey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mickey. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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