mickey

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

micky

Definition of mickey

plural

mickeys

also

mickies

  1. 1 sometimes capitalized, often disparaging + offensive :  irishman

  2. 2 plural usually mickies :  potato 2a(2) roast mickies in the gutter fires — Joseph Mitchell

  3. 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

British, informal

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of mickey

probably from Mickey, nickname from the name Michael


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