mick·​ey ˈmi-kē How to pronounce mickey (audio)
variants or less commonly micky
plural mickeys also mickies
sometimes capitalized often disparaging + offensive : irishman
plural usually mickies : potato sense 2a(2)
roast mickies in the gutter firesJoseph Mitchell
usually capitalized : mickey finn
as soon slip you a Mickey as look at youMerle 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

Word History


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 May. 2024.

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