Definition of Mickey Mouse in English:

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Mickey Mouse

Pronunciation: /ˌmikē ˈmous/
1A Walt Disney cartoon character who first appeared as Mortimer Mouse in 1927, becoming Mickey in 1928. During the 1930s, he became established as the central Disney character.
1.1 [as adjective] (also mickey mouse) informal Trivial or of inferior quality.
Example sentences
  • None of these polls is a Mickey Mouse poll - all are done by reputable polling companies and all with decent samples - Nielsen has 1400 people, Morgan 1300 and Newspoll 1700.
  • They will think that a Mickey Mouse court fouled up, and if they'd been in a US court they'd have seen justice done.
  • I got into a lot of trouble a few years ago for calling the health board a Mickey Mouse organisation.

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Syllabification: Mick·ey Mouse

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