a person who idles and trusts to fortune
as a type of a childishly impractical man living in optimistic fantasy, from the character of Wilkins Micawber in Dickens’ “David Copperfield” (1850).
“I am at present, my dear Copperfield, engaged in the sale of corn upon commission. It is not an avocation of a remunerative description — in other words it does not pay — and some temporary embarrassments of a pecuniary nature have been the consequence. I am however delighted to add that I have now an immediate prospect of something turning up ….”
[mahy-kuh] /ˈmaɪ kə/ noun 1. a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c. 2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Mic. 3. a male given name. /ˈmaɪkə/ noun (Old Testament) 1. a Hebrew prophet of the late 8th century bc 2. the book containing his prophecies masc. proper name, sixth of the […]
[mahys] /maɪs/ noun 1. plural of . [noun mous; verb mouz] /noun maʊs; verb maʊz/ noun, plural mice [mahys] /maɪs/ (Show IPA) 1. any of numerous small Old World rodents of the family Muridae, especially of the genus Mus, introduced widely in other parts of the world. 2. any similar small animal of various rodent […]
[mik-uh-soo-kee] /ˌmɪk əˈsu ki/ noun, plural Miccosukis (especially collectively) Miccosuki, adjective 1. . [mik-uh-soo-kee] /ˌmɪk əˈsu ki/ noun, plural Mikasukis (especially collectively) Mikasuki for 1. 1. a member of an American Indian people, formerly part of the Creek Confederacy and surviving chiefly as one of the two branches of the Muskogean family represented among the […]
[mi-sel] /mɪˈsɛl/ noun 1. Physical Chemistry. an electrically charged particle formed by an aggregate of molecules and occurring in certain colloidal electrolyte solutions, as those of soaps and detergents. /mɪˈsɛl/ noun 1. (chem)