Mickey Finn

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Etymology[edit]

Probably named for the manager and bartender of a Chicago establishment, the Lone Star Saloon and Palm Garden Restaurant, which operated from 1896 to 1903, who was accused of using "knockout drops" to incapacitate and rob some of his customers.

Noun[edit]

Mickey Finn (plural Mickey Finns)

  1. (slang) an alcoholic drink doctored with a drug intended to quickly render the drinker unconscious.

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