Mickey

[ mik-ee ]
/ ˈmɪk i /

noun, plural Mick·eys.

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.

adjective

(sometimes lowercase) mickey mouse.

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Origin of Mickey

1925–30, Americanism; Mick (see Mick) + -ey2
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British Dictionary definitions for mickey finn (1 of 4)

Mickey Finn

noun

slang
  1. a drink containing a drug to make the drinker unconscious, usually formed by the combination of chloral hydrate and alcohol. It can be poisonous
  2. the drug itself
Often shortened to: Mickey

Word Origin for Mickey Finn

C20: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for mickey finn (2 of 4)

mickey1

micky

/ (ˈmɪkɪ) /

noun

take the mickey or take the mickey out of someone informal to tease someone

Word Origin for mickey

C20: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for mickey finn (3 of 4)

mickey2

micky

/ (ˈmɪkɪ) /

noun

Australian informal a young bull, esp one that is wild and unbranded

British Dictionary definitions for mickey finn (4 of 4)

mickey3
/ (ˈmɪkɪ) /

noun

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

C20: of unknown origin
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