macintosh

[ mak-in-tosh ]
/ ˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ /
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noun

Definition for macintosh (2 of 3)

Macintosh

[ mak-in-tosh ]
/ ˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ /

noun

Charles,1766–1843, Scottish chemist, inventor, and manufacturer.

Definition for macintosh (3 of 3)

mackintosh

or mac·in·tosh

[ mak-in-tosh ]
/ ˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ /

noun

a raincoat made of rubberized cloth.
such cloth.
Chiefly British. any raincoat.

Origin of mackintosh

1830–40; after Charles Macintosh (1766–1843), its inventor
Related formsmack·in·toshed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for macintosh (1 of 3)

macintosh

/ (ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ) /

noun

a variant spelling of mackintosh

British Dictionary definitions for macintosh (2 of 3)

Mackintosh

/ (ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ) /

noun

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)
Charles Rennie. 1868–1928, Scottish architect and artist, exponent of the Art Nouveau style; designer of the Glasgow School of Art (1896)

British Dictionary definitions for macintosh (3 of 3)

mackintosh

macintosh

/ (ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ) /

noun

a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized cloth
such cloth
any raincoat

Word Origin for mackintosh

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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