Mickey Finn


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Mickey Finn

n. Slang
An alcoholic beverage that is surreptitiously altered to induce diarrhea or stupefy, render unconscious, or otherwise incapacitate the person who drinks it.

[Probably after a notorious Chicago bar shut down in 1903, allegedly because its customers were served spiked drinks and then robbed.]

Mickey Finn

n
slang
a. a drink containing a drug to make the drinker unconscious, usually formed by the combination of chloral hydrate and alcohol. It can be poisonous
b. the drug itself
Often shortened to: Mickey
[C20: of unknown origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mickey Finn - slang term for knockout drops
knockout drops - chloral hydrate in combination with alcohol; usually administered surreptitiously to make the drinker unconscious
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Translations

Mickey Finn

n (Brit inf) → Betäubungsmittel nt; (= drink)präparierter Drink; they slipped him a Mickey Finnsie haben ihm was in den Drink getan (inf)
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