mackintosh


mack·in·tosh

noun \ˈma-kən-ˌtäsh\

Definition of MACKINTOSH

1
chiefly British :  raincoat
2
:  a lightweight waterproof fabric originally of rubberized cotton

Variants of MACKINTOSH

mack·in·tosh also mac·in·tosh \ˈma-kən-ˌtäsh\

Examples of MACKINTOSH

  1. <be sure to wear a mackintosh while hiking over the misty mountains of England's Lake District>

Origin of MACKINTOSH

Charles Macintosh †1843 Scottish chemist & inventor
First Known Use: 1836

Related to MACKINTOSH

Synonyms
mac (or mack) [British], raincoat (also macintosh) [chiefly British], oilskin, slicker, waterproof [chiefly British]

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

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