1. a full-length waterproof coat 2. a lightweight, waterproof fabric that was originally of rubberized cotton

This word is one of the eponyms that David Crystal mentions in Words, Words, Words.

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One Response to mackintosh

  1. Jason Harrod says:

    Nice eponym! You can see a shortened version of this word when the Beatles sing (in Penny Lane):
    “And the banker never wears a mac
    In the pouring rain
    It’s very strange.”

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