mack

1
[mak]Slang.

noun

a pimp.

verb (used without object)

to flirt with or make sexual advances toward someone (often followed by on): They spend their nights macking on the ladies.

Origin of mack

1
1885–90; by shortening of mackerel pimp < Middle French; see mackerel

mack

2
[mak]

noun Informal.

Mack

[mak]

noun

Con·nie [kon-ee] /ˈkɒn i/, Cornelius McGillicuddy, 1862–1956, U.S. baseball player and manager.
a male given name.

mac

2

or mack

[mak]

noun Informal.

a mackintosh.

Origin of mac

2
shortened form
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Contemporary Examples of mack

Historical Examples of mack

  • The main body of the Neapolitans, under Mack, did not behave better.

  • Mack, on his part, did not fail to praise the force which he was appointed to command.

  • It was all we could do to keep him from cooking one of them "mack'rel" with his own hands.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He grabbed at it like the "Labrador mack'rel" grabbed Stumpton's hook.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • If you're fishin' for eels there ain't no use usin' a mack'rel jig.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for mack

mack

1

noun

British informal a variant spelling of mac short for mackintosh (def. 1), mackintosh (def. 3)

mack

2

noun

slang a pimp

Word Origin for mack

C19: shortened from obsolete mackerel, from Old French, of uncertain origin

Mac

1

noun

mainly US and Canadian an informal term of address to a man

Word Origin for Mac

C20: abstracted from Mac-, prefix of Scottish surnames

MAC

abbreviation for

multiplexed analogue component: a transmission coding system for colour television using satellite broadcasting

mac

mack

noun

British informal short for mackintosh (def. 1), mackintosh (def. 3)
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Word Origin and History for mack

Mack

proprietary name for a brand of heavy automobile trucks, named for brothers John M., Augustus F., and William C. Mack, who established Mack Brothers Company, N.Y., N.Y., in 1902. Their trucks formally known as "Mack Trucks" from 1910.

Mac

casual, generic term of address for a man, 1928, from Irish and Gaelic mac, a common element in Scottish and Irish names (literally "son of"); hence used generally from early 19c. for "a Celtic Irishman" (see Mac-).

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