Brit., Slang spirit; pride; brag: chiefly in the fol. phrases
Origin of mickeyafter Mickey (nickname for Michael, taken as typical Irish name), slang for Irishman
take the mickey
to make fun; mock
take the mickey out of
to deflate (a person)
- Informal A roasted potato.
- Canadian Slang A small bottle of liquor, shaped to fit in a pocket.
- also Mickey Slang A Mickey Finn.
Origin of mickeyPerhaps from mick
- (chiefly Canada, informal) A small bottle of liquor, holding 375 ml or 13 oz., typically shaped to fit in one's pocket.
- (slang) A Mickey Finn; a beverage, usually alcoholic, that has been drugged.
- (slang) American depression era term for a potato as in a "roasted mickey".
- (Cockney rhyming slang) piss, shortened and more commonly used form of Mickey Bliss.
- (computing) The resolution of a mouse, used as a unit of length.
mickey - Computer Definition
A unit of mouse movement typically set at 1/200th of an inch.