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noun (often lowercase) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a contemptuous term for a person of Irish birth or descent.
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Origin of Mick

1870–75, Americanism; generic use of Mick, hypocoristic form of Michael
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Mickey (ˈmɪkɪ)

  1. (sometimes not capital) derogatory a slang name for an Irishman or a Roman Catholic
  2. Australian the tails side of a coin
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Word Origin

C19: from the nickname for Michael
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Word Origin and History for mick


derogatory slang for "Irishman," 1856, from nickname of common Irish name Michael (q.v.).

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