mickey

noun
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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for mickey

probably from Mickey, nickname from the name Michael

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on mickey

What made you want to look up mickey? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!