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mack1

[mak] /mæk/ Slang.
noun
1.
a pimp.
verb (used without object)
2.
to flirt with or make sexual advances toward someone (often followed by on):
They spend their nights macking on the ladies.
Origin of mack1
1885-1890
1885-90; by shortening of mackerel pimp < Middle French; see mackerel

mack2

[mak] /mæk/
noun, Informal.
1.
mac2 .

Mack

[mak] /mæk/
noun
1.
Connie
[kon-ee] /ˈkɒn i/ (Show IPA),
(Cornelius McGillicuddy) 1862–1956, U.S. baseball player and manager.
2.
a male given name.

mac2

or mack

[mak] /mæk/
noun, Informal.
1.
a mackintosh.
2.
Origin
shortened form
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  • "You are worse than that, mack, because you are a man," said David.

    Dominie Dean Ellis Parker Butler
  • The main body of the Neapolitans, under mack, did not behave better.

  • Just now he was at open war with his two younger sisters and Miss mack, the governess, who had gone indoors to escape him.

    Johnny Ludlow, Third Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • It was all we could do to keep him from cooking one of them "mack'rel" with his own hands.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He takes after his mother, and is not altogether the true mack type.

    Mothwise Knut Hamsun
British Dictionary definitions for mack

mack1

/mæk/
noun
1.
(Brit, informal) a variant spelling of mac short for mackintosh (sense 1), mackintosh (sense 3)

mack2

/mæk/
noun
1.
(slang) a pimp
Word Origin
C19: shortened from obsolete mackerel, from Old French, of uncertain origin

mac

/mæk/
noun
1.
(Brit, informal) short for mackintosh (sense 1), mackintosh (sense 3)

Mac1

/mæk/
noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) an informal term of address to a man
Word Origin
C20: abstracted from Mac-, prefix of Scottish surnames

MAC

abbreviation
1.
multiplexed analogue component: a transmission coding system for colour television using satellite broadcasting
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Word Origin and History for mack

Mack

proprietary name for a brand of heavy automobile trucks, named for brothers John M., Augustus F., and William C. Mack, who established Mack Brothers Company, N.Y., N.Y., in 1902. Their trucks formally known as "Mack Trucks" from 1910.

Mac

casual, generic term of address for a man, 1928, from Irish and Gaelic mac, a common element in Scottish and Irish names (literally "son of"); hence used generally from early 19c. for "a Celtic Irishman" (see Mac-).

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Slang definitions & phrases for mack

mack

noun

A pimp: copped you a mack

Related Terms

mac1

[1887+; fr 15thcentury mackerel, ''pimp,'' fr Old French macquerel, perhaps related to Dutch makelaar, ''trade, traffic,'' hence ultimately to make, macher, etc]

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Related Abbreviations for mack

MAC

1.
maximum allowable cost
2.
media access control
3.
membrane attack complex
4.
military airlift command
5.
minimal alveolar concentration
6.
minimal anesthetic concentration
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