(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 enthusiasmMore example sentences
- 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.
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- 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’.
1950s: of unknown origin.
- short for Mickey Finn. I bet some guy slipped me a mickeyMore example sentences
- 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.
nounIrish • informal
- A man’s penis.More 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.
early 20th century: pet form of the given name Michael.