Mickey

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mick·ey

 (mĭk′ē)
n. pl. mick·eys
1. Informal A roasted potato.
2. Canadian Slang A small bottle of liquor, shaped to fit in a pocket.
3. also Mickey Slang A Mickey Finn.
Idiom:
take the mickey out of Chiefly British
To tease or mock (someone).

[Perhaps from mick.]

mickey

(ˈmɪkɪ) or

micky

n
take the mickey take the mickey out of someone informal to tease someone
[C20: of unknown origin]

mickey

(ˈmɪkɪ) or

micky

n
(Animals) informal Austral a young bull, esp one that is wild and unbranded

mickey

(ˈmɪkɪ)
n
(Units) Canadian a liquor bottle of 0.375 litre capacity, flat on one side and curved on the other to fit into a pocket
[C20: of unknown origin]

Mick•ey

(ˈmɪk i)

n., pl. -eys.
1. Slang. Also called Mick′ey Finn′. an alcoholic drink to which a drug or purgative has been secretly added.
2. (l.c.) Canadian. a half bottle of liquor, usu. 375 ml.
[1925–30, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mickey - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
Irishman - a man who is a native or inhabitant of Ireland
Translations
Michi

Mickey

[ˈmɪkɪ] CPD Mickey Finn Nbebida f drogada
Mickey Mouse Nel ratón Mickey
it's a Mickey Mouse set-upes una empresa poco seria

mickey

[ˈmɪkɪ] N to take the mickey (out of sb)tomar el pelo (a algn)

mickey

[ˈmɪki] n (British) to take the mickey out of sb (= mock, tease) → se moquer de qn

mickey

n (Brit inf) to take the mickey out of somebodyjdn auf den Arm or auf die Schippe nehmen (inf), → jdn veräppeln (inf); are you taking the mickey?du willst mich/ihn etc wohl veräppeln etc (inf)

mickey

[ˈmɪkɪ] n (Brit) (fam) to take the mickey out of sbprendere qn per i fondelli or in giro
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