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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Freddie Mac
▪ He was getting hot inside his rubberized riding mac.
▪ He wore a cap and a longish mac done up at the neck.
▪ It hasn't quite been a wash-out, although the umbrellas and macs are out in force.
▪ It was short and hairy and it wore a long plastic mac.
▪ Kenneth leading the way, trench mac billowing, we running three steps to his one to keep up.
▪ Outside the hotel Maggie turned up the collar of her mac.
▪ That was to show off their ten shilling macs.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

mac \mac\ n. Shortened form of mackintosh, a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric.

Syn: mackintosh, mac, mack.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

casual, generic term of address for a man, 1928, from Irish and Gaelic mac, a common element in Scottish and Irish names (literally "son of;" see Mac-); hence used generally from early 19c. for "a Celtic Irishman."


Etymology 1 n. Short for mackintosh (a raincoat). Etymology 2

n. Short for macaroni.


n. a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric [syn: macintosh, mackintosh, mack]


Mạc ( Hán tự: 莫) is a Vietnamese surname. The name is transliterated as Mo in Chinese and Mua in Hmong language.

Mac is the anglicized variation of the surname Mạc.

Mac (Birmingham)

mac (formerly Midlands Arts Centre) is a non-profit arts centre situated in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. It was established in 1962 and is registered as an educational charity which hosts plays, concerts and films shows, and holds art exhibitions, music classes, and workshops for all ages.

The centre re-opened in May 2010 after a £15m facelift. It has four performance auditoria, rehearsal and media studios, a cinema and art gallery.

Mac (rapper)

McKinley Phipps (born July 30, 1977), better known as Mac, is an American rapper and songwriter from New Orleans' 3rd Ward, and would grow to be one of the most critically acclaimed on Master P's No Limit Records, both as a solo rapper and as a member of the super group 504 Boyz. He also collaborated with rapper B.G. on the album Chopper City released in 1996.

Mac (Green Wing)

Dr Macartney or Dr Mac is a character in the British sitcom Green Wing, played by Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Mac (novel)

Mac is a novel by John MacLean, and published in 1987 by Houghton Mifflin. Mac is a quiet 5 ft 9 in (174 cm) 14-year-old schoolboy who is just discovering girls. A new girl, Jenny, joins his year group and all the 'state-of-the-art' kids boast how they are going to make her their girl. Mac is awkward and shy around her, but she makes the moves and picks him as he is different from all the other boys. But something happens to ruin their relationship.

Mac is sexually assaulted by the school doctor during a routine examination. As a consequence, Mac undergoes a dramatic personality change that leaves his friends and family baffled; he is hostile to all of their efforts to discover his problem.

A professional counsellor at school finally earns his trust, and Mac reveals what happened during the physical examination.

Mac (film)

Mac is a 1992 American drama film co-written and directed by John Turturro, in his directorial debut. It stars Turturro alongside Michael Badalucco, Katherine Borowitz, Carl Capotorto, Nicholas Turturro and Ellen Barkin. It won the Caméra d'Or award at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

Mac (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

Ronald "Mac" McDonald is a fictional character on the FX series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Mac is Charlie Kelly's childhood friend and Dennis Reynolds's high school friend and later roommate.

Mac (nickname)

Mac is a nickname for:

  • McGeorge Bundy (1919–1996), United States National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Mac Cody (born 1972), American National Football League player
  • Mac Colville (1916–2003), Canadian National Hockey League player
  • Mac DeMarco (born 1990), Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and producer
  • Mac Evans (1884–1977), Australian cricket and soccer player
  • Mac Foster (1942–2010), American heavyweight boxer
  • Clark McConachy (1895–1980), New Zealand billiards and snooker player
  • Stan McCormick (1923–1999), English rugby league footballer and coach
  • Charles H. MacDonald (1914–2002), American World War II fighter ace
  • Linious "Mac" McGee (1897–1988), Alaskan aviation pioneer and founder of McGee Airways
  • Mac McNeilly (born 1960), American drummer
  • Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack (born 1940), better known by the stage name Dr. John, American singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist
  • Mac Sebree (1932–2010), American journalist, writer and publisher
  • Macdonald Smith (1892–1949), Scottish golfer
  • Mac Suzuki (born 1975), Major League Baseball pitcher from Japan
  • Mac Wiseman (born 1925), American bluegrass singer

Usage examples of "mac".

Mac Ard was still looking at her, and Aldwoman Pearce turned in her chair to glance back also.

Jenna got back, Mac Ard was sitting at the table with a plate of boiled potatoes, mutton, and bread, and a mug of tea in front of him.

Mac Ard had turned in his chair, the legs scraping across the floorboards.

Mac Ard, and of the cold lightning that flared from it and the red-haired man.

She could feel her cheeks getting hot, and her mouth opened as if she wanted to speak, but she forced herself to remain silent as Mac Ard continued to stare.

Jenna wondered at that, but then Mac Ard clucked once at Conhal, and the horse started walking, startling Jenna.

Maeve had always told her how Niall, her da, was strong and protective and loving, and she could imagine that this Mac Ard might be the same way.

Tiarna Mac Ard pushed open the door of the tavern so that Maeve and Jenna could enter, then, as quickly, the chatter resumed again as everyone pretended not to notice that the tiarna had brought company with him.

She was smiling at Mac Ard, and if she remained a careful step away from him, she also kept her gaze on him.

Mac Ard was leaning toward Maeve, his arms on the table, his hands curled around a mug of the ale, and her mam was talking.

Mac Ard, after hearing the first few notes, sat back in his chair with an audible cough of surprise and admiration, shaking his head and stroking his beard.

Maeve seemed strangely interested in the intricacies of the Mac Ard genealogy and asked several questions, but Jenna was bored.

She saw the horse and rider emerge from under the trees: Tiarna Mac Ard, astride Conhal.

Mac Ard let the silence linger, and Jenna forced herself to stay quiet, though she could see him waiting for her to elaborate.

She lifted her head, looking from Mac Ard to her mam, shimmering in the salt water that suddenly filled her eyes.