McCoy
noun Etymology: alteration of Mackay (in the phrase the real Mackay), of unknown origin Date: 1922 something that is neither imitation nor substitute — often used in the phrase the real McCoy

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  • McCoy — bezeichnet: The McCoys, US amerikanische Rockband aus den 1960er Jahren Real McCoy, deutsche Eurodance Gruppe aus den 1990er Jahren McCoy (1975), US amerikanische Fernsehserie mit Tony Curtis in der Titelrolle Karen McCoy – Die Katze, US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • McCoy — as in the real McCoy, 1881, said to be from Scottish the real Mackay (1883), of uncertain origin, though there are many candidates, including whiskey distilled by A. and M. Mackay of Glasgow (the phrase the real McCoy became popular during… …   Etymology dictionary

  • McCoy — ► NOUN (in phrase the real McCoy) informal ▪ the real thing; the genuine article. ORIGIN origin uncertain: perhaps from the real Mackay, an advertising slogan used by the whisky distillers G. Mackay and Co.; the form McCoy may come from the name… …   English terms dictionary

  • McCoy — [məˈkɔı] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Scottish family name] the real McCoy informal something that is real and is not a copy, especially something valuable ▪ In the movie, the two thieves try to discover whether the banknotes are fakes or the real …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • McCoy — [mə koi′] n. [< ?] Slang the real person or thing, not a substitute: with the: in full the real McCoy …   English World dictionary

  • McCoy — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mac et Coy. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. McCoy, Mc Coy ou Mac Coy peut désigner : Patronyme McCoy est un nom de famille notamment porté… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mccoy — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt bedarf einer Überarbeitung. Näheres ist auf der Diskussionsseite angegeben. Hilf mit, ihn zu verbessern, und entferne anschließend diese Markierung. Dieser Artikel beschreibt die wichtigsten Personen im Universum von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • McCoy — Recorded as McCoy and sometimes McKoy, this interesting surname is of Irish, Scottish and Manx origins. It is a developed form of the Old Gaelic Mac Aodha, meaning the son of Fire, originally the name of a Celtic pagan god. The McCoys came to… …   Surnames reference

  • McCoy — /meuh koy /, n. the genuine thing or person as promised, stated, or implied (usually prec. by the or the real): Those other paintings are copies, but this one is the McCoy. [1880 85; also Mackay, McKie, the clear McCoy (of liquor); of uncert.… …   Universalium

  • McCoy — noun (in phr. the real McCoy) informal the real thing; the genuine article. Origin C19: origin uncertain: perh. from the real Mackay, an advertising slogan used by the whisky distillers G. Mackay and Co.; the form McCoy may come from the name of… …   English new terms dictionary

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