trite and commercially slick in character; corny: mickey mouse music.
useless, insignificant, or worthless: mickey mouse activities just to fill up one's time.
trivial or petty: mickey mouse regulations.
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How to use mickey mouse in a sentence
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
I started with mickey mouse, and I kept at it until my Mickey looked like the one in the cartoons and the comic books.There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists | Malcolm Jones | January 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It happened when, having become smugly satisfied with my rendering of mickey mouse, I turned to Donald Duck.There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists | Malcolm Jones | January 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There have been several stages of “I feel old” when it comes to The mickey mouse Club.It’s Been 20 Years Since Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Ryan Gosling Joined the Mickey Mouse Club | Kevin Fallon | November 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She did have some experience already, with The mickey mouse Club, but this was her first major music video.Britney Spears’s ‘…Baby One More Time’ Turns 15: The Making of an Iconic Music Video | Kevin Fallon | October 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was covered in obscene doodles of mickey mouse with a huge erection, Minnie dangling from a noose.Makers | Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for Mickey Mouse
ineffective; trivial; insignificant: he settled for a Mickey Mouse job instead of something challenging
mainly US and Canadian (of music, esp that of dance bands) mechanical or spiritless
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Cultural definitions for Mickey Mouse
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