[ mak-uh-naw ]
/ ˈmæk əˌnɔ /
a short double-breasted coat of a thick woolen material, commonly plaid.
Inhibit vs. ProhibitThough both words have similar definitions, inhibit and prohibit aren’t interchangeable. In general, someone is inhibited by internal feelings or prohibited by an external source.
Origin of mackinaw
First recorded in 1755–65; spelling variant of Mackinac
Also called Mackinaw coat, mackinaw coat.
Related formsmack·i·nawed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mackinaw coat
/ (ˈmækɪˌnɔː) /
mainly US and Canadian a thick short double-breasted plaid coatAlso called: mackinaw
Word Origin for Mackinaw coat
C19: named after Mackinaw, variant of Mackinac
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