- a raincoat made of rubberized cloth.
- such cloth.
- Chiefly British. any raincoat.
Origin of mackintosh
1830–40; after Charles Macintosh (1766–1843), its inventor
- Charles Ren·nie [ren-ee] /ˈrɛn i/, 1868–1928, Scottish architect and designer.
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Examples from the Web for mackintosh
She unbuttoned the mackintosh and spread it on the bar of the plough and sat down.The Incomplete Amorist
It was the same course that had been taken by Mackintosh and Haggis earlier in the day.
Then a hasty cold meal was taken while Mackintosh delivered his plans.
Could it be that, after all, Mackintosh had been mistaken, or that Red Fox had deluded them?
"We can do nothing more at present," said Mackintosh, as he turned to the lads.
- a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized cloth
- such cloth
- any raincoat
C19: named after Charles Macintosh (1760–1843), who invented it
- 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
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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