micks

Mick

[mik]
noun (often lowercase) Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
a person of Irish birth or descent.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; generic use of Mick, hypocoristic form of Michael

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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]

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