Definition of rickey in English:


Syllabification: rick·ey
Pronunciation: /ˈrikē

noun (plural rickeys)

North American
A drink consisting of liquor, typically gin, mixed with lime juice, carbonated water, and ice: gin rickey
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  • ‘The Extended Lights’ propositions its readers: ‘Let's drink gin rickeys / in a hotel bar below street level’; afterward ‘We'll record messages in the fountain/around which the rest of the garden turns.’
  • It gorged itself, often on dishes it invented (steamed oysters, say), and it famously liked drinking itself into a stupor (at one time, on the gin rickeys it invented).


late 19th century: probably from the surname Rickey.

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