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mic

[mahyk] /maɪk/
noun, Informal.
Idioms
2.
drop the mic, Informal.
  1. to intentionally drop one’s microphone at the end of a speech or performance, displaying a bold confidence that it has been very impressive or cannot be topped.
  2. to say or do something with such a bold confidence:
    He clearly dropped the mic on his critics, effectively cutting off further discussion.
Origin of mic
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; by shortening

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mic

/maɪk/
noun
1.
(informal) short for microphone

Mic.

abbreviation
1.
Micah
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Word Origin and History for mic
n.

shortened form of microphone, first attested 1961.

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