C mackintosh


Charles Rennie [ren-ee] , 1868–1928, Scottish architect and designer.
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mackintosh or macintosh (ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ)
1.  a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized cloth
2.  such cloth
3.  any raincoat
[C19: named after Charles Macintosh (1760--1843), who invented it]
macintosh or macintosh
[C19: named after Charles Macintosh (1760--1843), who invented it]

Mackintosh (ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ)
1.  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)
2.  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 & History

"waterproof outer coat," 1836, named for Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), inventor of a waterproofing process (patent #4804, June 17, 1823). The surname is from Gael. Mac an toisich "Son of the chieftain."
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