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mike1

[mahyk]
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noun
  1. Also mic. Informal. microphone.
verb (used with object), miked, mik·ing.
  1. Informal. to supply or amplify with one or more microphones; attach a microphone to: to mike a singer.
verb (used without object), miked, mik·ing.
  1. Informal. to use or position a microphone: to mike properly when recording a singer.
Idioms
  1. drop the mike, Informal. mic(def 2).

Origin of mike1

First recorded in 1925–30; by shortening and respelling

mike3

[mahyk]British Slang.
noun
  1. loafing; idling.
verb (used without object), miked, mik·ing.
  1. to loaf.

Origin of mike3

First recorded in 1815–25; origin uncertain

mike4

[mahyk]
noun
  1. micrometer1(def 2).
verb (used with object), miked, mik·ing.
  1. to measure with a micrometer.

Origin of mike4

by shortening and respelling of micrometer1
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Examples from the Web for miking

Historical Examples

  • What are they miking all that row about—are they supposed to be torking, or what?

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, July 6, 1895

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for miking

mike

noun
  1. informal short for microphone See also mike up

Mike

noun
  1. communications a code word for the letter m
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