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macintosh

[mak-in-tosh] /ˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ/
noun

Macintosh

[mak-in-tosh] /ˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ/
noun
1.
Charles, 1766–1843, Scottish chemist, inventor, and manufacturer.

mackintosh

or macintosh

[mak-in-tosh] /ˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ/
noun
1.
a raincoat made of rubberized cloth.
2.
such cloth.
3.
Chiefly British. any raincoat.
Origin of mackintosh
1830-1840
1830-40; after Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), its inventor
Related forms
mackintoshed, adjective
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  • “And I hope it will be before I have worn-out my third pair of boots,” said macintosh.

    For Fortune and Glory Lewis Hough
  • “I doubt if we go at Matammeh before we get reinforcements,” said macintosh.

    For Fortune and Glory Lewis Hough
  • Now, macintosh, I have a word or two further to speak to you.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • Take charge here, macintosh; I will run and get the stones at work.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • macintosh tells me that they have all been drilled as cavalry as well as infantry.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for macintosh

macintosh

/ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of mackintosh

Mackintosh

/ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ/
noun
1.
Sir Cameron (Anthony). born 1946, British producer of musicals and theatre owner; his productions include Cats (1981), Les Misérables (1985), Miss Saigon (1987), and My Fair Lady (2001)
2.
Charles Rennie. 1868–1928, Scottish architect and artist, exponent of the Art Nouveau style; designer of the Glasgow School of Art (1896)

mackintosh

/ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ/
noun
1.
a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized cloth
2.
such cloth
3.
any raincoat
Word Origin
C19: named after Charles Macintosh (1760–1843), who invented it
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Word Origin and History for macintosh

mackintosh

n.

waterproof outer coat, 1836, named for Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), inventor of a waterproofing process (patent #4804, June 17, 1823). The surname is from Gaelic Mac an toisich "Son of the chieftain."

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