noun (plural rickeys)North American
A drink consisting of a spirit, typically gin, mixed with lime or lemon juice, carbonated water, and ice: I wanted to drink gin rickeys lime rickeys
More example sentences
- ‘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.
Definition of rickey in:
- The US English dictionary