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Syllabification: mack·in·tosh
Pronunciation: /ˈmakənˌtäSH
(also macintosh)

Definition of mackintosh in English:


chiefly British
1A full-length waterproof coat.
Example sentences
  • The cold, damp winters require heavy coats, mackintoshes (rain-coats), and warm woolen clothes.
  • Riders competing in the jumping classes braved the rain, put on their macintoshes and carried on.
  • His face broke into a grin when he saw Ruth coated with a similar mackintosh.
1.1 [usually as modifier] Cloth waterproofed with rubber.
Example sentences
  • During my usual mid-morning stroll along Bond Street, London, I noticed I was being followed by a short man wearing what appeared to be the lining of a dogs basket cut into the shape of a macintosh jacket.
  • The macintosh jacket is updated with delicate details such as a belted collar and flower-print lining.
  • I ordered the macintosh jacket I've been wanting for a while now.


mid 19th century: named after Charles Macintosh (1766–1843), the Scottish inventor who originally patented the cloth.

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