There are 4 definitions of Mac in English:

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noun

trademark
  • A type of personal computer.
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    • I have been developing software for the Mac for over 20 years.
    • Lest everyone think me a Luddite, I ordered my first Mac in January 1984.
    • The appeal of a low cost Mac isn't hard to see.

Origin

1980s: from Macintosh, the brand name of a range of computers manufactured by Apple Inc.; the range was named after a variety of dessert apple (see McIntosh).

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There are 4 definitions of Mac in English:

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noun

North American informal
  • A form of address for a man whose name is unknown to the speaker: haven’t seen you for a while, Mac
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    • Hey Mac, you're going home!
    • Hey Mac, I need a favor!

Origin

early 17th century (originally a form of address to a Scotsman): from Mac-, a patronymic prefix in many Scots and Irish surnames.

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Syllabification: mac

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noun

informal
  • Macaroni: his daily yearning for mac and cheese

Origin

1930s: abbreviation.

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(also mack)

noun

British informal
  • A mackintosh.
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    • This can only mean that Martine McCutcheon must own a Burberry mac too, hence minus points.
    • There probably won't be a single mac or trilby hat in sight at the Novotel on Saturday, he said.
    • Because of the rain I've had to wear it with my Burberry mac, but it goes with it, so all is not lost.

Origin

early 20th century: abbreviation.

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