- (referring especially to the use of wireless electronic devices) mobile: m-commerce; m-business.
- U.S. Military. (used to designate the production model of military equipment, as the M-1 rifle.)
- a prefix found in many family names of Irish or Scottish Gaelic origin, as MacBride and Macdonald.
Origin of Mac-
- short for meta- (def. 4)
- indicating the use of mobile-communications technologym-banking
Mc- or M'-
- (in surnames of Scottish or Irish Gaelic origin) son ofMacDonald; MacNeice
Word Origin for Mac-
common element in Scottish and Irish names, from Old Celtic *makko-s "son." Cognate root *makwos "son" produced Old Welsh map, Welsh mab, ap "son;" also probably cognate with Old English mago "son, attendant, servant," Old Norse mögr "son," Gothic magus "boy, servant," Old English mægð "maid" (see maiden).