Definition of rickey in English:

rickey

noun

North American
  • A drink consisting of a spirit, typically gin, mixed with lime or lemon juice, carbonated water, and ice.

    ‘I wanted to drink gin rickeys’
    ‘lime rickeys’
    • ‘It gorged itself, often on dishes it invented (steamed oysters, say), and it famously liked drinking itself into a stupor (at one time, on the gin rickeys it invented).’
    • ‘‘The Extended Lights’ propositions its readers: ‘Let's drink gin rickeys / in a hotel bar below street level’; afterward ‘We'll record messages in the fountain/around which the rest of the garden turns.’’

Origin

Late 19th century: probably from the surname Rickey.

Pronunciation

rickey

/ˈrɪki/