macintosh

[mak-in-tosh]

Macintosh

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

mackintosh

or mac·in·tosh

[mak-in-tosh]
noun
  1. a raincoat made of rubberized cloth.
  2. such cloth.
  3. 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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Contemporary Examples of macintosh

Historical Examples of macintosh

  • “And I hope it will be before I have worn-out my third pair of boots,” said Macintosh.

  • “I doubt if we go at Matammeh before we get reinforcements,” said Macintosh.

  • Now, MacIntosh, I have a word or two further to speak to you.

  • Take charge here, MacIntosh; I will run and get the stones at work.

  • MacIntosh tells me that they have all been drilled as cavalry as well as infantry.


British Dictionary definitions for macintosh

macintosh

noun
  1. a variant spelling of mackintosh

Mackintosh

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

macintosh

noun
  1. a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized cloth
  2. such cloth
  3. 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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