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mackintosh

[mak-in-tosh] /ˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ/
noun
1.
a raincoat made of rubberized cloth.
2.
such cloth.
3.
Chiefly British. any raincoat.
Also, macintosh.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; after Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), its inventor
Related forms
mackintoshed, adjective

Mackintosh

[mak-in-tosh] /ˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ/
noun
1.
Charles Rennie
[ren-ee] /ˈrɛn i/ (Show IPA),
1868–1928, Scottish architect and designer.
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  • As a state-school educated, regionally-accented, mackintosh-wearing commoner he personified the break with the old elite.
British Dictionary definitions for mackintosh

mackintosh

/ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ/
noun
1.
a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized cloth
2.
such cloth
3.
any raincoat
Word Origin
C19: named after Charles Macintosh (1760–1843), who invented it

Mackintosh

/ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ/
noun
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 and History for mackintosh
n.

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

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Encyclopedia Article for mackintosh

waterproof outercoat or raincoat, named after a Scottish chemist, Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), who invented the waterproof material that bears his name. The fabric used for a mackintosh was made waterproof by cementing two thicknesses of it together with rubber dissolved in a coal-tar naphtha solution

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