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Macassar

or Makassar, Makasar

[muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/
noun
1.
a former name of Ujung Pandang.

Makassar

or Macassar, Makasar

[muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/
noun
1.
a former name of Ujung Pandang.
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  • And so we climbed dripping from the Straits of Macassar, and entered the mists and jungles of Borneo.

    The Image and the Likeness John Scott Campbell
  • I was a trader once, not now, whatever you may have heard about me in Macassar.

    Almayer's Folly Joseph Conrad
  • In this very house there was a Macassar man, with an Aru wife and a family of mixed children.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • Macassar is the most celebrated place in the East for "running a muck."

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • Nor did his great influence die with him when his adventurous career came to a close in 1855 at Macassar.

  • For three months the success of Macassar Oil has kept me from sleeping.

  • With the good, efficacious poison emptied away; and tea, or rum, or Rowland's Macassar instead!

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • There will come here in about ten minutes a Bugis man—you know the language; you are from Macassar.

  • The Macassar government, including parts of the islands of Celebes and Sumbawa.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • As soon as Xavier came on shore, he went to visit the governor of the town, to inform him of his intended voyage to Macassar.

British Dictionary definitions for Macassar

Macassar

/məˈkæsə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Makassar

Makassar

/məˈkæsə; -ˈkɑː-/
noun
1.
a port in central Indonesia, on SW Sulawesi: an important native port before Portuguese (16th century) and Dutch (17th century) control; capital of the Dutch East Indies (1946–49); a major Indonesian distribution and transshipment port. Pop: 1 100 019 (2000) Former name (1971–99) Ujung Pandang
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Word Origin and History for Macassar

especially in Macassar oil (1809), hair tonic originally advertised as made from materials obtained from Macassar (1660s), name of a district on the island of Celebes (modern Sulawesi); from native Mangkasara.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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