rickey

[ rik-ee ]

noun,plural rick·eys.
  1. a drink made with lime juice, carbonated water, and gin or other liquor.

Origin of rickey

1
1890–95, Americanism; named after a Colonel Rickey

Words Nearby rickey

Other definitions for Rickey (2 of 2)

Rickey
[ rik-ee ]

noun
  1. (Wesley) Branch, 1881–1965, U.S. baseball executive.

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How to use rickey in a sentence

  • Later he moved to St. Louis and invented the famous rickey, which immortalized his name—preserving it, as it were, in alcohol.

    Abroad at Home | Julian Street
  • Get me a brandy smash—a sherry cobbler—a gin rickey—rock and rye—a whisky sour—a mint julep!

    The Panchronicon | Harold Steele Mackaye
  • Jim Barron, nearest the door, responded with Ed rickey at his heels.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood | Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • When he went out, Ed rickey came in and the boys alternated.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood | Ruthe S. Wheeler

British Dictionary definitions for rickey

rickey

/ (ˈrɪkɪ) /


noun
  1. a cocktail consisting of gin or vodka, lime juice, and soda water, served iced: a gin rickey

Origin of rickey

1
C19: of uncertain origin

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