mack·​in·​tosh ˈma-kən-ˌtäsh How to pronounce mackintosh (audio)
variants or less commonly macintosh
chiefly British : raincoat
: a lightweight waterproof fabric originally of rubberized cotton

Examples of mackintosh in a Sentence

be sure to wear a mackintosh while hiking over the misty mountains of England's Lake District
Recent Examples on the Web Another mackintosh was hardly recognizable as clothing. Sam Kean, Science | AAAS, 2 July 2021

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Word History


Charles Macintosh †1843 Scottish chemist & inventor

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mackintosh was in 1835

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“Mackintosh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


variants or macintosh
chiefly British

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