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  • proper n. The most famous Disney character, an anthropomorphic mouse.
  • adj. Of an item of dubious quality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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

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

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

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

  • 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.


  • The damage control party chief was using one of the radio helmets called a Mickey Mouse for obvious reasons.


  • Originally a producer of short, black and white movie cartoons featuring a rodent with human characteristic called Mickey Mouse, the firm quickly became profitable and expanded into new areas, including full-length animated feature films, the merchandising of its cartoon characters and eventually television, documentary film and what has come to be called Theme Parks - Disneyland and Disney World.

  • [Here is an article in Pictorial Review, Oct. 1935, with a brief biography of Donald Duck, described as Mickey Mouse's enemy.]

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