Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse
adjective Etymology: Mickey Mouse, cartoon character created by Walt Disney Date: 1930 1. not to be taken seriously <
switch to Mickey Mouse courses, where you don't work too hard — Willie Cager
; also not effectual ; worthless <
a Mickey Mouse lock
Mickey Mouse bookkeeping
2. being or performing insipid or corny popular music 3. of little importance ; trifling <
Mickey Mouse losses
Mickey Mouse regulations

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mickey Mouse —   [ mɪkɪ maʊs], deutsch Micky Maus, Mickymaus, Zeichentrickfigur von W. Disney. Der erste M. M. Film (»Plane Crazy«, Phasenzeichner Ub Iwerks) wurde bereits im Mai 1928 fertig gestellt, der erste M. M. Film in den Kinos war allerdings der am 18.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mickey Mouse — adj informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Mickey Mouse, cartoon character invented by the U.S. film producer Walt Disney] small and not at all important ▪ The charity has been described as a Mickey Mouse operation. ▪ a Mickey Mouse job Mickey Mouse… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mickey Mouse — (también Ratón Mickey o Ratón Miguelito) fue el primer personaje de la empresa Disney. Fue creado por Walt Disney en 1928 durante un viaje en tren. Inicialmente Walt Disney bautizó a su más famosa creación como Mortimer, y fue su esposa quien… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mickey Mouse — adjective INFORMAL not very important or impressive: She d always thought that art was a Mickey Mouse subject …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mickey mouse — If something is Mickey Mouse, it is intellectually trivial or not of a very high standard …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Mickey Mouse — ☆ Mickey Mouse n. [< a trademark associated with a cartoon character created by Walt Disney] [also m m ] Slang 1. designating dance band music that is corny, unimaginative, bland, etc. 2. childish, oversimplified, unrealistic, etc. [a Mickey… …   English World dictionary

  • Mickey Mouse — cartoon mouse character created 1928 by U.S. animator Walt Disney (1901 1966). As an adjective meaning small and worthless it dates from 1936, originally used especially of mediocre dance band music, a put down based on the type of tunes played… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mickey Mouse — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ ineffective or insignificant. ORIGIN from the name of the character created by the American cartoonist Walt Disney (1901 66) …   English terms dictionary

  • Mickey Mouse — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mickey. Mickey Mouse Personnage Disney …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mickey Mouse — First appearance …   Wikipedia

  • Mickey Mouse — Personaje de The Walt Disney Company …   Wikipedia Español

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