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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪki/
(also mick, micky)

noun

(in phrase take the mickey) British informal
Tease or ridicule someone: they would take the mickey out of me with sickening enthusiasm
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  • You had to try and block your mind off from what they were talking about because they were laughing and joking and taking the mickey out of me.
  • It's a joke; you fool about; they take the mickey out of you and it's fun.
  • They liked irreverence, taking the mickey, politically incorrect humour, mockery, satire.

Origin

1950s: of unknown origin.

Derivatives

mickey-taking

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noun
Example sentences
  • Needless to say, despite the new-look the editors are adamant the mickey-taking will remain, plus ‘plenty of other stuff for the fans to chew over at half-time rather than just the pies’.
  • I had to put up with a lot of mickey-taking but it's over.
  • ‘Like a lot of kids around here Jade grew up without a dad, not a lot of money and she probably had to suffer some mickey-taking at school over being half-caste’.

Words that rhyme with mickey

brickie, Dickie, hickey, icky, Nicky, picky, quickie, rickey, Rikki, sickie, sticky, tricky, Vicky

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪki/

noun

informal
Short for Mickey Finn. I bet some guy slipped me a mickey
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  • The first five tracks sparkle with second-hand guitar lines from all three EPs, but with the welcome break of ‘A Cathedral at Night,’ My Favorite slips you a micky on the sly.
  • Do this for a couple of nights, and you may think someone slipped you a Viagra micky.
  • That mickey I was slipped stole a month of my life, and I'm not happy.

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mickey 3 Line breaks: mickey
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪki/

noun

Irish informal
A man’s penis.
Example sentences
  • The fella beside me says she's got it wrong about the feet, sure she has, the mickey dies first and everything else follows.
  • I told him it was simple: you have to show your mickey.

Origin

Early 20th century: pet form of the given name Michael.

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