mickey

noun mick·ey \ ˈmi-kē \
variants: or less commonly micky

Definition of mickey

plural mickeys also mickies
1 sometimes capitalized, often disparaging + offensive : irishman
2 plural usually mickies : potato 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. RowlingHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix2003

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Origin and Etymology of mickey

probably from Mickey, nickname from the name Michael


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