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mack1

[mak] /mæk/
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
1885-1890
1885-90; by shortening of mackerel pimp < Middle French; see mackerel
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British Dictionary definitions for mack on

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
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Word Origin and History for mack on

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for mack on

mack on

verb phrase
  1. To make a sexual proposition: mack on anything with breasts
  2. To make out with someone: macking on his girlfriend

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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