Definition of Mickey Finn in English:

Mickey Finn

Translate Mickey Finn into Spanish


  • 1 informal A surreptitiously drugged or doctored drink given to someone so as to make them drunk or insensible.

    • ‘The latter mixed with an alcoholic drink is known as a Mickey Finn, used, in detective literature at least, to knock out the ‘goodies’.’
    • ‘In many cases, the girl has intentionally been fed a Mickey Finn and is physically powerless.’
    • ‘Police say she went to his house, knocked him out with a Mickey Finn and, as he was falling asleep from the spiked cocktail, strangled him with a rope.’
    • ‘But once again, it would appear that they are serving us the policy equivalent of a Mickey Finn.’
    1. 1.1A drug added to a drink so as to make the drinker unconscious.
      • ‘she slipped a Mickey Finn into his glass’


Mickey Finn

/ˌmikē ˈfin/ /ˌmɪki ˈfɪn/


Early 20th century from the name of a notorious Chicago saloon keeper who was alleged to have drugged and robbed his customers.