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Definition of mickey noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mickey

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɪki//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪki//
 
 
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Word Origin 1950s: of unknown origin.Idioms
take the mickey/mick (out of somebody)
 
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(British English, informal) to make somebody look or feel silly by copying the way they talk, behave, etc. or by making them believe something that is not true, often in a way that is not intended to be unkind synonym tease, mock Are you taking the mickey? He’s always taking the mickey out of her. See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits