[ mak ]
/ mæk /
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.
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Origin of mack1
1885–90; by shortening of mackerel pimp < Middle French; see mackerel
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British Dictionary definitions for macking (1 of 2)
/ (mæk) /
British Dictionary definitions for macking (2 of 2)
/ (mæk) /
slang a pimp
Word Origin for mack
C19: shortened from obsolete mackerel, from Old French, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for macking
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.
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