Definitions

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

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

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

Etymologies

Perhaps from mick.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • 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

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

    February 10, 2008

  • Mickey, Toni Basil, 1982

    February 9, 2008