Mickey-finn Definition

noun
A drink, as of liquor, to which something has been added so as to render the unsuspecting drinker stupefied, unconscious, etc.
Webster's New World

Origin of Mickey-finn

  • Probably named for the manager and bartender of a Chicago establishment, the Lone Star Saloon and Palm Garden Restaurant, which operated from 1896 to 1903, who was accused of using "knockout drops" to incapacitate and rob some of his customers.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably after a notorious Chicago bar shut down in 1903, allegedly because its customers were served spiked drinks and then robbed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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