1. 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

First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening


  1. Micah.
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  1. informal short for microphone


abbreviation for
  1. Micah
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Word Origin and History for mic

shortened form of microphone, first attested 1961.

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