Mickey

Mickey

[mik-ee]
noun, plural Mickeys.
1.
Also called Mickey Finn. Slang. a drink, usually alcoholic, to which a drug, purgative, or the like, has been secretly added, that renders the unsuspecting drinker helpless.
2.
(often lowercase) . Also, micky. a potato, especially a roasted Irish potato.
3.
a male or female given name.
adjective
4.
(sometimes lowercase) mickey mouse.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; Mick (see Mick) + -ey2

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Wright

[rahyt]
noun
1.
Charles, born 1935, U.S. poet.
2.
Frances or Fanny, 1795–1852, U.S. abolitionist and social reformer, born in Scotland.
3.
Frank Lloyd, 1867–1959, U.S. architect.
4.
James, 1927–80, U.S. poet and translator.
5.
Joseph (Wright of Derby) 1734–97, English painter.
6.
Joseph, 1855–1935, English philologist and lexicographer.
7.
Mary Kathryn ("Mickey") born 1935, U.S. golfer.
8.
Orville [awr-vil] , 1871–1948, and his brother Wilbur, 1867–1912, U.S. aeronautical inventors.
9.
Richard, 1908–60, U.S. novelist.
10.
Russel [ruhs-uhl] , 1904–76, U.S. industrial designer.
11.
Willard Huntington (S. S. Van Dine) 1888–1939, U.S. journalist, critic, and author.
12.
a male given name.
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Mick or Mickey (mɪk, ˈmɪkɪ)
 
n
1.  derogatory (sometimes not capital) a slang name for an Irishman or a Roman Catholic
2.  (Austral) the tails side of a coin
 
[C19: from the nickname for Michael]
 
Mickey or Mickey
 
n
 
[C19: from the nickname for Michael]

mickey or micky1 (ˈmɪkɪ)
 
n
informal take the mickey, take the mickey out of someone to tease someone
 
[C20: of unknown origin]
 
micky or micky1
 
n
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

mickey or micky2 (ˈmɪkɪ)
 
n
informal (Austral) a young bull, esp one that is wild and unbranded
 
micky or micky2
 
n

mickey3 (ˈmɪkɪ)
 
n
(Canadian) a liquor bottle of 0.375 litre capacity, flat on one side and curved on the other to fit into a pocket
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

wright (raɪt)
 
n
(now chiefly in combination) a person who creates, builds, or repairs something specified: a playwright; a shipwright
 
[Old English wryhta, wyrhta; related to Old Frisian wrichta, Old Saxon, Old High German wurhtio. See work]

Wright (raɪt)
 
n
1.  Frank Lloyd. 1869--1959, US architect, whose designs include the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (1916), the Guggenheim Museum, New York (1943), and many private houses. His "organic architecture" sought a close relationship between buildings and their natural surroundings
2.  Joseph, known as Wright of Derby. 1734--97, British painter, noted for his paintings of industrial and scientific subjects, esp The Orrery (?1765) and The Air Pump (1768)
3.  Joseph. 1855--1930, British philologist; editor of The English Dialect Dictionary (1898--1905)
4.  Judith (Arundel). 1915--2000, Australian poet, critic, and conservationist. Her collections of poetry include The Moving Image (1946), Woman to Man (1949), and A Human Pattern (1990)
5.  Richard. 1908--60, US Black novelist and short-story writer, best known for the novel Native Son (1940)
6.  Wilbur (1867--1912) and his brother, Orville (1871--1948), US aviation pioneers, who designed and flew the first powered aircraft (1903)
7.  William, known as Billy. 1924--94, English footballer: winner of 105 caps

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Word Origin & History

wright
O.E. wryhta "worker," variant of earlier wyhrta, from wyrcan "to work" (see work). Now usually in combinations (wheelwright, playwright, etc.) or as a common surname. Common W.Gmc.; cf. O.S. wurhito, O.Fris. wrichta, O.H.G. wurhto.

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Medical Dictionary

Wright (rīt), Sir Almroth Edward. 1861-1947.

British physician and pathologist who developed (1896) a vaccine against typhoid fever.

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mickey definition

unit, humour
The unit of resolution of mouse movement.
It has been suggested that the "disney" will become a benchmark unit for animation graphics performance.
[Jargon File]
(1999-06-30)

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