mack

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See also: Mack and маск

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of mackerel (pimp)

Noun[edit]

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.
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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (slang) To act as pimp; to pander.
    Synonyms: hustle, whore out; see also Thesaurus:pimp out
  2. (slang) To seduce or flirt with.
    • 1995, “Top Down”, in Cocktails, performed by Too Short:
      A show, a ho smashed back to the O
      Put them bitches on my beeper then pull some mo’
      Cause I bump more hoes than acne
      I guess you bitch can’t learn that you just can’t mack me
    Synonyms: entice, pick up
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of mackintosh

Noun[edit]

mack (plural macks)

  1. (Britain) A raincoat or mackintosh.
    • 1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 13, in 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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Etymology 3[edit]

Blend of mast +‎ stack

Noun[edit]

mack (plural macks)

  1. An element of a ship's superstructure which places the function of a ship's mast on its exhaust stack, adding the skeletal supporting structure to the smokestack to support the mast's complement of functions.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mak +‎ -k

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Noun[edit]

mack m

  1. Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Muka, Arnošt (1921, 1928), “mack”, in Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow (in German), St. Petersburg, Prague: ОРЯС РАН, ČAVU; Reprinted Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2008
  • Starosta, Manfred (1999), “mack”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.[1]

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Noun[edit]

mack c

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

Declension[edit]

Declension of mack 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mack macken mackar mackarna
Genitive macks mackens mackars mackarnas

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