Definitions

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

  • noun Informal A roasted potato.
  • noun Canadian Slang A small bottle of liquor, shaped to fit in a pocket.
  • noun Slang A Mickey Finn.
  • idiom (take the mickey out of) To tease or mock (someone).

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  • noun informal A small bottle of liquor, holding 375 ml or 13 oz., typically shaped to fit in one's pocket.
  • noun slang A Mickey Finn; a beverage, usually alcoholic, that has been drugged.
  • noun slang American depression era term for a potato as in a "roasted mickey".
  • noun Cockney rhyming slang piss, shortened and more commonly used form of Mickey Bliss.

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps from mick.]

Examples

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  • Mickey, Toni Basil, 1982

    February 9, 2008

  • And let's not forget that fine classic, the Mickey Mouse Club March.

    February 10, 2008

  • a unit used in computer science in programming mice and similar input devices. One mickey is the length of the smallest detectable movement of the mouse. This depends on the equipment. Typical values are in the range 1/200 to 1/300 inch or roughly 0.1 millimeter. Obviously, the name comes from the Disney cartoon character Mickey Mouse.

    July 28, 2008