Mickey



[mik-ee] /ˈmɪk i/

noun, plural Mickeys.
1.
Also called Mickey Finn. Slang. a drink, usually alcoholic, to which a drug, purgative, or the like, has been secretly added, that renders the unsuspecting drinker helpless.
2.
(often lowercase). Also, micky. a potato, especially a roasted Irish potato.
3.
a male or female given name.
adjective
4.
(sometimes lowercase) .
[rahyt] /raɪt/
noun
1.
Charles, born 1935, U.S. poet.
2.
Frances or Fanny, 1795–1852, U.S. abolitionist and social reformer, born in Scotland.
3.
Frank Lloyd, 1867–1959, U.S. architect.
4.
James, 1927–80, U.S. poet and translator.
5.
Joseph (Wright of Derby) 1734–97, English painter.
6.
Joseph, 1855–1935, English philologist and lexicographer.
7.
Mary Kathryn (“Mickey”) born 1935, U.S. golfer.
8.
Orville
[awr-vil] /ˈɔr vɪl/ (Show IPA), 1871–1948, and his brother Wilbur, 1867–1912, U.S. aeronautical inventors.
9.
Richard, 1908–60, U.S. novelist.
10.
Russel
[ruhs-uh l] /ˈrʌs əl/ (Show IPA), 1904–76, U.S. industrial designer.
11.
Willard Huntington (S. S. Van Dine) 1888–1939, U.S. journalist, critic, and author.
12.
a male given name.
/ˈmɪkɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) take the mickey, take the mickey out of someone, to tease someone
/ˈmɪkɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral, informal) a young bull, esp one that is wild and unbranded
/ˈmɪkɪ/
noun
1.
(Canadian) a liquor bottle of 0.375 litre capacity, flat on one side and curved on the other to fit into a pocket
/raɪt/
noun
1.
(now chiefly in combination) a person who creates, builds, or repairs something specified: a playwright, a shipwright
/raɪt/
noun
1.
Frank Lloyd. 1869–1959, US architect, whose designs include the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (1916), the Guggenheim Museum, New York (1943), and many private houses. His “organic architecture” sought a close relationship between buildings and their natural surroundings
2.
Joseph, known as Wright of Derby. 1734–97, British painter, noted for his paintings of industrial and scientific subjects, esp The Orrery (?1765) and The Air Pump (1768)
3.
Joseph. 1855–1930, British philologist; editor of The English Dialect Dictionary (1898–1905)
4.
Judith (Arundel). 1915–2000, Australian poet, critic, and conservationist. Her collections of poetry include The Moving Image (1946), Woman to Man (1949), and A Human Pattern (1990)
5.
Richard. 1908–60, US Black novelist and short-story writer, best known for the novel Native Son (1940)
6.
Wilbur (1867–1912) and his brother, Orville (1871–1948), US aviation pioneers, who designed and flew the first powered aircraft (1903)
7.
William, known as Billy. 1924–94, English footballer: winner of 105 caps
n.

short for Mickey Finn, 1938.
n.

Old English wryhta, wrihta “worker” (Northumbrian wyrchta, Kentish werhta), variant of earlier wyhrta, from wyrcan “to work” (see work). Now usually in combinations (wheelwright, playwright, etc.) or as a common surname. Common West Germanic; cf. Old Saxon wurhito, Old Frisian wrichta, Old High German wurhto.

Wright (rīt), Sir Almroth Edward. 1861-1947.

British physician and pathologist who developed (1896) a vaccine against typhoid fever.

noun

Related Terms

slip someone a mickey

[potato sense probably by association with the common phrase Irish potato]

unit, humour
The unit of resolution of mouse movement.
It has been suggested that the “disney” will become a benchmark unit for animation graphics performance.
[Jargon File]
(1999-06-30)

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