Definition of Mickey Finn in English:

Mickey Finn

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Pronunciation: /mɪkiˈfɪn
 
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noun

informal
  • 1An alcoholic drink that has been surreptitiously drugged so as to make the drinker unconscious.
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    • The latter mixed with an alcoholic drink is known as a Mickey Finn, used, in detective literature at least, to knock out the ‘goodies’.
    • In many cases, the girl has intentionally been fed a Mickey Finn and is physically powerless to prevent a gang-rape from unfolding.
    • Police say she went to his house, knocked him out with a Mickey Finn and, as he was falling asleep from the spiked cocktail, strangled him with a rope.
  • 1.1A drug added to a drink so as to make the drinker unconscious: she slipped a Mickey Finn into his glass

Origin

1920s: of unknown origin; sometimes said to be the name of a notorious Chicago saloon keeper (circa1896–1906).

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