Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Unimportant; trivial.
  • adjective Intellectually unchallenging; simple.

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  • proper noun The most famous Disney character, an anthropomorphic mouse.
  • adjective idiomatic Of an item of dubious quality.

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  • noun a fictional mouse created in animated film strips by Walt Disney

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After the cartoon character Mickey Mouse, created by Walt Disney.]

Examples

  • She didn't name names, but Maria Sharpova's shrieks have been compared with a pneumatic drill, and Victoria Azarenka has been described as "Mickey Mouse in distress."

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • She didn't name names, but Maria Sharpova's shrieks have been compared with a pneumatic drill, and Victoria Azarenka has been described as "Mickey Mouse in distress."

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • The ID had Mickey Mouse as the photo and his name Mickey Mouse - Poor kid was misdirected by the oak leafs on the officer's shoulder. by Anonymous Coward - Oct 26th, 2008 @ 12: 42am

    Techdirt

  • The ID had Mickey Mouse as the photo and his name Mickey Mouse - Poor kid was misdirected by the oak leafs on the officer's shoulder. by Anonymous Coward - Oct 26th, 2008 @ 12: 42am

    Techdirt

  • The tiny, endangered rodent is known as the Mickey Mouse of the desert due to its large ears.

    CNN Transcript Dec 10, 2007

  • The tiny, endangered rodent is known as the Mickey Mouse of the desert due to its large ears; kind of cute.

    CNN Transcript Dec 10, 2007

  • It was the worst sexual assault incident in Academy history and had come to be known as the Mickey Mouse rape.

    The Shattered Blue Line

  • It was the worst sexual assault incident in Academy history and had come to be known as the Mickey Mouse rape.

    The Shattered Blue Line

  • They dropped Prestone and chains, parkas that covered you to your ankles and thermal rubber boots we called Mickey Mouse boots. "

    billingsgazette.com

  • From the sound of it, there'd been a fault in the "mouse" worn by one of the plane directors, the distinctive earphone headset also affectionately called a Mickey Mouse, and the director hadn't noticed yet that he was off the air.

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