mackintosh

noun
mack·in·tosh | \ˈma-kən-ˌtäsh \
variants: or less commonly macintosh

Definition of mackintosh 

1 chiefly British : raincoat

2 : 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

First Known Use of mackintosh

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mackintosh

Charles Macintosh †1843 Scottish chemist & inventor

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