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Mick

[mik] /mɪk/
noun, (often lowercase) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a contemptuous term for a person of Irish birth or descent.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; generic use of Mick, hypocoristic form of Michael
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British Dictionary definitions for Mick

Mick

/mɪk/
noun
1.
(sometimes not capital) (derogatory) a slang name for an Irishman or a Roman Catholic
2.
(Austral) the tails side of a coin
Word Origin
C19: from the nickname for Michael
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Word Origin and History for Mick

mick

n.

derogatory slang for "Irishman," 1856, from nickname of common Irish name Michael (q.v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for Mick

mick 1

modifier

Easy: Russian 27A is a mick course

noun

An easy course; gut course, pipe course: I heard that Astro 3 is a mick

[1980s+ Students; fr Mickey Mouse]


mick 2

adjective
  1. : a mick politician
  2. : my one mick friend, although he isn't Irish
noun
  1. An Irishman or person of Irish descent
  2. A Roman Catholic

[1856+; fr the nickname of the common Irish name Michael]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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