Definition of rickey in English:

rickey

noun

North American
  • A drink consisting of liquor, typically gin, mixed with lime juice, carbonated water, and ice.

    ‘gin rickey’
    • ‘‘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.’’
    • ‘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).’

Origin

Late 19th century: probably from the surname Rickey.

Pronunciation

rickey

/ˈrɪki//ˈrikē/