mackintosh

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From Charles Macintosh (1766–1843), who patented a type of rubberized cloth in 1823. Former trademark. The letter k is a later addition.

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mackintosh (plural mackintoshes)

  1. A waterproof long coat made of rubberized cloth.
  2. By extension, any waterproof coat or raincoat.
    • Happiness - written by A.A. Milne
      John had great big waterproof boots on;
      John had a great big waterproof hat;
      John had a great big waterproof mackintosh --
      And that (Said John) is that.
  3. Waterproof rubberized cloth.

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