Mickey-mouse meaning

The most famous Disney character, an anthropomorphic mouse.
pronoun
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Oversimplified, shallow, insignificant, etc.

A Mickey Mouse college course.

noun
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Unimportant; trivial.
adjective
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Intellectually unchallenging; simple.

His Mickey Mouse assignments soon bored the students.

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(idiomatic) Of an item of dubious quality.
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Origin of mickey-mouse

  • After the cartoon character Mickey Mouse , created by Walt Disney
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • The adjective sense developed during the Second World War, after a large quantity of low quality counterfeit Mickey Mouse watches flooded the UK.
    From Wiktionary