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The surname is sometimes an Americanized spelling of German Maus.

Proper noun[edit]

Mouse (plural Mouses)

  1. (US, metonymically, uncountable, with "the") The Walt Disney Company.
    • 2001 January 1, Richard E. Foglesong, Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando, Yale University Press, →ISBN, page 93:
      At Disney, on the other hand, there was only one landowner and one government; public and private were fused. [] Spawned by the Mouse's arrival, I-Drive (as it is known locally) runs parallel to I-4, lying partly in Orlando and partly []
    • 2005, Ralph E. Hanson, Mass Communication: Living in a Media World:
      They are cut off from their regular jobs to see how the Mouse operates. Eisner told the Harvard Business Review.
      Synergy happens at Disney because it should. Our products scream out for synergy.
    • 2013, Tom Sito, Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation, MIT Press, →ISBN, page 165:
      [] take eventually eked up to $33 million worldwide, but not before Walt Disney Studios declared the whole experiment a disappointment. [] But when the Mouse cut bait, MAGI was forced to close its LA office and sell off Synthavision.
    • 2017 August 11, Whitney Grace, Lotte Reiniger: Pioneer of Film Animation, McFarland, →ISBN:
      This has led to the public believing that every animated film is made by the Mouse or, at least, is family-friendly entertainment. (A similar situation: Many people refer to all 3D animated films as “Pixar” films.) The cause dates back to Walt Disney's early days as an animator.
  2. A surname from German.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Mouse is the 38948th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 566 individuals. Mouse is most common among White (54.24%) and American Indian/Alaska Native (31.98%) individuals.

Further reading[edit]



Borrowed from English mouse. Doublet of Maus.


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Mouse f (genitive Mouse, plural Mouses or Mice)

  1. (computing) mouse
    Synonym: Maus


Further reading[edit]

  • Mouse” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache