- Also called Mickey Finn. Slang. a drink, usually alcoholic, to which a drug, purgative, or the like, has been secretly added, that renders the unsuspecting drinker helpless.
- (often lowercase) Also micky. a potato, especially a roasted Irish potato.
- a male or female given name.
- (sometimes lowercase) mickey mouse.
Origin of Mickey
- Charles,born 1935, U.S. poet.
- Frances or Fanny,1795–1852, U.S. abolitionist and social reformer, born in Scotland.
- Frank Lloyd,1867–1959, U.S. architect.
- James,1927–80, U.S. poet and translator.
- JosephWright of Derby, 1734–97, English painter.
- Joseph,1855–1935, English philologist and lexicographer.
- Mary KathrynMickey, born 1935, U.S. golfer.
- Or·ville [awr-vil] /ˈɔr vɪl/, 1871–1948, and his brother Wilbur, 1867–1912, U.S. aeronautical inventors.
- Richard,1908–60, U.S. novelist.
- Rus·sel [ruhs-uh l] /ˈrʌs əl/, 1904–76, U.S. industrial designer.
- Willard HuntingtonS. S. Van Dine, 1888–1939, U.S. journalist, critic, and author.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for mickey
Contemporary Examples of mickey
He said he spent his time doing “Mickey Mouse make-work,” digging though old records for long-abandoned well sites.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
“Somebody suggested [we give him] a $1,000 baseball signed by Mickey Mantle [in exchange for the URL],” Robinson told me.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew
November 12, 2014
And J. Crew chairman Mickey Drexler discusses the potential of a new line.Angelina Jolie Talks Rebellious Years in ELLE; Shape Magazine Shuns Blogger's "After" Photos
The Fashion Beast Team
May 7, 2014
If not for posterity, if not for the defense of the United States Constitution, then do it for Mickey.
When I heard Mickey Rooney had died last week, naturally I wondered: Mickey Rooney was still alive?
Historical Examples of mickey
He was killed, Mickey, and listen to the lament of his friends for his death.The O'Donoghue
Charles James Lever
It's deep enough now, Mickey; there's nobody will turn him out of this.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
I have said that of Mickey Free I had not one but one thousand types.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)
My friend Mickey's a pleasant fellow for a secretary-at-war.
Now, Mickey, make me a cup of coffee with a glass of brandy in it.
- take the mickey or take the mickey out of someone informal to tease someone
Word Origin for mickey
- Australian informal a young bull, esp one that is wild and unbranded
- Canadian a liquor bottle of 0.375 litre capacity, flat on one side and curved on the other to fit into a pocket
Word Origin for mickey
- (now chiefly in combination) a person who creates, builds, or repairs something specifieda playwright; a shipwright
Word Origin for wright
- Frank Lloyd. 1869–1959, US architect, whose designs include the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (1916), the Guggenheim Museum, New York (1943), and many private houses. His "organic architecture" sought a close relationship between buildings and their natural surroundings
- Joseph, known as Wright of Derby . 1734–97, British painter, noted for his paintings of industrial and scientific subjects, esp The Orrery (?1765) and The Air Pump (1768)
- Joseph. 1855–1930, British philologist; editor of The English Dialect Dictionary (1898–1905)
- Judith (Arundel). 1915–2000, Australian poet, critic, and conservationist. Her collections of poetry include The Moving Image (1946), Woman to Man (1949), and A Human Pattern (1990)
- Richard. 1908–60, US Black novelist and short-story writer, best known for the novel Native Son (1940)
- Wilbur (1867–1912) and his brother, Orville (1871–1948), US aviation pioneers, who designed and flew the first powered aircraft (1903)
- William, known as Billy . 1924–94, English footballer: winner of 105 caps
short for Mickey Finn, 1938.
Old English wryhta, wrihta "worker" (Northumbrian wyrchta, Kentish werhta), variant of earlier wyhrta, from wyrcan "to work" (see work). Now usually in combinations (wheelwright, playwright, etc.) or as a common surname. Common West Germanic; cf. Old Saxon wurhito, Old Frisian wrichta, Old High German wurhto.
- British physician and pathologist who developed (1896) a vaccine against typhoid fever.