mackintosh

or mac·in·tosh

[mak-in-tosh]

noun

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

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Origin of mackintosh

1830–40; after Charles Macintosh (1766–1843), its inventor
Related formsmack·in·toshed, adjective

Mackintosh

[mak-in-tosh]

noun

Charles Ren·nie [ren-ee] /ˈrɛn i/, 1868–1928, Scottish architect and designer.
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Historical Examples of mackintosh

  • She unbuttoned the mackintosh and spread it on the bar of the plough and sat down.

  • Then a hasty cold meal was taken while Mackintosh delivered his plans.

    The Fiery Totem

    Argyll Saxby

  • "We can do nothing more at present," said Mackintosh, as he turned to the lads.

    The Fiery Totem

    Argyll Saxby

  • It was the same course that had been taken by Mackintosh and Haggis earlier in the day.

    The Fiery Totem

    Argyll Saxby

  • Could it be that, after all, Mackintosh had been mistaken, or that Red Fox had deluded them?

    The Fiery Totem

    Argyll Saxby



British Dictionary definitions for mackintosh

mackintosh

macintosh

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

Mackintosh

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)
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Word Origin and History for 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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