- a contemptuous term for a person of Irish birth or descent.
Origin of Mick
1870–75, Americanism; generic use of Mick, hypocoristic form of Michael
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Examples from the Web for mick
Artists like Mick Jagger and Van Morrison obsessively revered and imitated African-American blues and rock musicians.The Cultural Crimes of Iggy Azalea
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On my short list of the great rock voices of all time, he is battling for the top spot with Mick Jagger.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker
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Often Mick would perch on those back stairs, perusing art books as he waited for her.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo
December 16, 2014
Mick has now settled down with his wife Gabriella Wesberry, and their daughter Romy Hucknall was born in June 2007.Mick Hucknall Admits: Yes, I 'Probably' Have Slept With Over 1,000 Women
November 10, 2014
Plus Lindsey served in the state house and Mick Mulvaney and Jeff Duncan have known him through that.Lindsey Graham’s Tea Party Teflon
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I had forgotten to warn the rider of Mick Molloy of this fact.
My friend was delighted with Mick, for he had carried him to the kill without a fall.
It was raining, but neither my friend nor Mick Molloy had turned up.
Jones the signalman, who was standing near when Mick said this, laughed.
Mick did not reflect a bit, but came out pat with his answer.
- (sometimes not capital) derogatory a slang name for an Irishman or a Roman Catholic
- Australian the tails side of a coin
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.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper