mack

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of mackerel, after French maquereau.

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mack (plural macks)

  1. (slang) An individual skilled in the art of seduction using verbal skills.
    She left with him; he must be a true mack.
  2. (UK) A raincoat or mackintosh.
    • 1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 13, Well Tackled![1]:
      “Nothing very special, sir. He had a mack or coat over his arm, and a trilby hat. He wore a tweed suit, sir, I think.”

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mack (third-person singular simple present macks, present participle macking, simple past and past participle macked)

  1. (slang) To act as pimp; to pander.
  2. (slang) To seduce or flirt with.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Since 1920 from the trademark MACK, the abbreviation for "Mathiasson, Andersson, Collin, Key", the owners of one of the first companies that opened gas stations in Sweden.

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mack c

  1. (somewhat colloquial) gas station
    Vi åker till macken och tankar lite.
    "Let's go down to the gas station and get some gas."

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