Definitions for mackintoshˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mack•in•toshˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ(n.)

or mac•in•tosh

  1. Chiefly Brit.

    Category: Clothing, British

    Ref: raincoat.

  2. a lightweight, waterproof, orig. rubberized cotton fabric.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of mackintosh:

1830–40; after Charles Macintosh (1766–1843), Scottish inventor

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mackintosh, macintosh(noun)

    a lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric

  2. macintosh, mackintosh, mac, mack(noun)

    a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric


  1. mackintosh(Noun)

    A waterproof long coat made of rubberized cloth.

  2. mackintosh(Noun)

    By extension, any waterproof coat or raincoat.

  3. mackintosh(Noun)

    Waterproof rubberized cloth.

  4. Origin: From Charles Macintosh (1766–1843), who patented a type of rubberized cloth in 1823. Former trademark. The letter k is a later addition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mackintosh(noun)

    a waterproof outer garment; -- so called from the name of the inventor


  1. Mackintosh

    The Mackintosh or Macintosh is a form of waterproof raincoat, first sold in 1824, made out of rubberised fabric. The Mackintosh is named after its Scottish inventor Charles Macintosh, though many writers add a letter k. Although the Mackintosh style of coat has become generic, a genuine Mackintosh coat should be made from rubberised or rubber laminated material.

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a waterproof overcoat, especially made of plastic material.

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