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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.]
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nOften shortened to: Mickey
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
[C20: of unknown origin]
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|Noun||1.||Mickey Finn - slang term for knockout drops|
knockout drops - chloral hydrate in combination with alcohol; usually administered surreptitiously to make the drinker unconscious
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