mickey finn


mickey finn

noun, plural Mick·eys.

  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

  1. (sometimes lowercase) mickey mouse.

noun

  1. slang
    1. a drink containing a drug to make the drinker unconscious, usually formed by the combination of chloral hydrate and alcohol. It can be poisonous
    2. the drug itself

    Often shortened to: Mickey

noun

  1. take the mickey or take the mickey out of someone informal to tease someone

noun

  1. Australian informal a young bull, esp one that is wild and unbranded

noun

  1. Canadian a liquor bottle of 0.375 litre capacity, flat on one side and curved on the other to fit into a pocket

“strong drink, drink laced with chloral hydrate,” by 1928 (perhaps 1890s), of unknown origin. Presumably named after someone, but the various stories about the name cannot be substantiated. n.short for Mickey Finn, 1938.

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