mike

1
[mahyk]
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noun

Also mic. Informal. microphone.

verb (used with object), miked, mik·ing.

Informal. to supply or amplify with one or more microphones; attach a microphone to: to mike a singer.

verb (used without object), miked, mik·ing.

Informal. to use or position a microphone: to mike properly when recording a singer.

Idioms

    drop the mike, Informal. mic(def 2).

Origin of mike

1
First recorded in 1925–30; by shortening and respelling

mike

3
[mahyk]British Slang.

noun

loafing; idling.

verb (used without object), miked, mik·ing.

to loaf.

Origin of mike

3
First recorded in 1815–25; origin uncertain

mike

4
[mahyk]

noun

verb (used with object), miked, mik·ing.

to measure with a micrometer.

Origin of mike

4
by shortening and respelling of micrometer1
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British Dictionary definitions for miking

mike

noun

informal short for microphone See also mike up

Mike

noun

communications a code word for the letter m
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