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Mick   /mɪk/   Listen
Mick

noun
1.
(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent.  Synonyms: Mickey, Paddy.



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"Mick" Quotes from Famous Books



... answered my friend the ragged boy without any covering to his feet, whom, of course, he was addressing. "Me name's Mick ...
— Young Tom Bowling - The Boys of the British Navy • J.C. Hutcheson

... niggers. Then I asked her if her mother didn't eat with the pigs in the old country, and she said that she would rather eat with them than to eat with me, and then she called me a nigger and I called her a poor white mick." ...
— Trial and Triumph • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

... near enough," shouted Mick, on the seat beside him. Donovan craned over as they passed, and saw, half-buried in the soft ground, the battered brass of one of their own shell cartridges. The heavy shell had landed fairly on top of the spot where their gun ...
— Action Front • Boyd Cable (Ernest Andrew Ewart)

... from Sir Thomas, we do; that is, me and my brother Mick, and a better landlord ain't nowhere," ...
— Castle Richmond • Anthony Trollope

... peeped through the leaves in the western rays of evening, and made the mouths of the Ballyfermot school-boys water, glowed undisturbed in the morning sunbeams, and secure in the mysterious tutelage of the night smiled coyly on their predatory longings. And this was no fanciful reserve and avoidance. Mick Daly, when he had the orchard, used to sleep in the loft over the kitchen; and he swore that within five or six weeks, while he lodged there, he twice saw the same thing, and that was a lady in a hood and a loose dress, her head drooping, and her finger ...
— The House by the Church-Yard • J. Sheridan Le Fanu

... her fare ten blocks or so before her destination, and then retired to her seat again. This puzzled the conductor and he rebuked her. The argument grew busy. To the amazement of the passengers this richly dressed female brandished lusty epithets. "You Irish mick!" she said. (One would not have believed it possible if he had not heard it.) "That's what I am, and proud of it," said he. The shopping solstice is not all fur coats and pink cheeks. If you watch the conductors in the blizzard season, and see the slings and arrows ...
— Pipefuls • Christopher Morley

... Mick, with a grin of satisfaction, "it's the length of your rule and two thumbs over, with this piece of brick and the breadth of my hand and my arm from here to there, ...
— More Toasts • Marion Dix Mosher

... hers Fly was to go with the message. Mick raked down a handful of soot from the chimney, and rubbed her face and hands till they were black, then dressed her in a pair of old bathing-drawers and a black fur cape. Patsy got the pitchfork from the stable for her ...
— The Weans at Rowallan • Kathleen Fitzpatrick

... fine, and gave the boy a dollar besides, and the whole thing was a positive luxury to him. But I guess we'd better drop the subject, for here's his cart, and here's Tommy. Hi! there, you 'Fardown' Irish Mick!" called the Major, in affected antipathy, "been out raiding the honest farmers' hen-roosts ...
— Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley • James Whitcomb Riley

... be heard over the entire field. Mack felt his breath violently punched from him and the mad clamor of the field fade out in almost total darkness. A referee's whistle screeched. Mick came to himself with the trainer bending over him, lifting him up and down at the waist. He ...
— Interference and Other Football Stories • Harold M. Sherman

... a tough bloke, short an' thin. Then, Lord! I recomembers that ole grin. "It's little Smith!" I 'owls, "uv Collin'wood. Lad, this is good! Last time I seen yeh, you an' Ginger Mick Was 'owling rags, out on ...
— Digger Smith • C. J. Dennis

... cried; and a stoutly built sailor amidships cried, "Cheer ho, sir! Haul away, sir! Will it be a mess o' mick-a-ral for the lads to-day?" ...
— In the King's Name - The Cruise of the "Kestrel" • George Manville Fenn

... me through a window above the desk. Hither, on the first morning of my so auspiciously beginning life on my own account, the oldest of the regular boys was summoned to show me my business. His name was Mick Walker, and he wore a ragged apron and a paper cap. He informed me that his father was a bargeman, and walked, in a black velvet head-dress, in the Lord Mayor's Show. He also informed me that our principal associate would be another boy whom he introduced by the—to ...
— David Copperfield • Charles Dickens

... the feller, 'the Swedes invented the wheel-barrow—and then they learned you Irish to stand on your hind legs and run it!' Har, har, har; he had him going that time—the Mick couldn't think what else to do so he ...
— Silver and Gold - A Story of Luck and Love in a Western Mining Camp • Dane Coolidge

... sir, a son in England, Mick Noonan, who used to send him odd guineas, I mind, and was a good lad to his father, though wild; and there's been no account of him at-all-at-all this long while: but the old man has another boy, a sober lad, who's abroad with the army in the East Indies; and it's he that is the hope of ...
— Tales and Novels, Vol. IV • Maria Edgeworth

... Francis Xavier Kelly. A South Boston Mick he was, and one of the finest, squarest boys that ever drew breath. Well, poor Mike was dead when I got to him, so my trip had been for nothing, and if he had been alive I could not have prevented his being ...
— The Portygee • Joseph Crosby Lincoln

... men brought out their opposition boat—she was called the Nonpareil—and tried a spin in her. They had found a man for No. 3 oar—another of the Water-Guard, by name Mick Guppy and by nation Irish, which Sal swore to be unfair. She didn't lodge any complaint, however: and when her mates called out that 'twas taking a mean advantage, all she'd say was: "Saltash is Saltash, my dears; and I won't go to maintain that a Saltash crew ...
— News from the Duchy • Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch



Words linked to "Mick" :   ethnic slur, derogation, Irishman, disparagement, depreciation, Mickey



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