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▪ Angela's mummy came back with the red mack.
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mack \mack\ n. A mackintosh; -- a shortened form.

Syn: macintosh, mackintosh, mac.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

proprietary name for a brand of heavy automobile trucks, named for brothers John M., Augustus F., and William C. Mack, who established Mack Brothers Company, N.Y., N.Y., in 1902. Their trucks formally known as "Mack Trucks" from 1910.


n. 1 (context slang English) An individual skilled in the art of seduction using verbal skills. 2 (context British English) A raincoat or mackintosh. vb. 1 (context slang English) To act as pimp; to pander. 2 (context slang English) To seduce or flirt with.


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


Mack may refer to:

MACK (Swedish company)

MACK was a Swedish company who manufactured pumps for gas stations. The name was an acronym for the names of the founders Mathiasson, Andersson, Collin and Key.

By 1914 their pumps had become the leading brand in Sweden, and this eventually led to "mack" becoming a generic name for all gas pumps and eventually gas stations as a whole.

Today the company is gone but "mack" is still in common usage. A popular example of this was the TV-series Macken.

Category:Manufacturing companies of Sweden

Mack (ship)

In naval architecture, a Mack is a structure which combines the radar MAsts and the exhaust stACK of a surface ship, thereby saving the upper deck space used for separate funnels and the increasingly large lattice masts used to carry heavy radar aerials. The word itself is a composite of "mast" and "stack". It is a common design feature on postwar warships, (e.g. the rebuilt Baltimore class cruisers), and on some cruise ships.

The Royal Navy used this design feature on the 1944 Weapon class destroyers, and the subsequent Darings, as well as the diesel-engined Type 41 "Cat" class and Type 61 "Cathedral" class frigates of the 1950s. It provided unbalanced and unattractive designs, which led to a reversion to separate masts and funnels in subsequent RN vessels.

The close proximity of exhaust fumes to delicate radio and radar equipment led to corrosion problems, making macks unpopular for later designs.

Mack (given name)

Mack is a given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Mack Brown (born 1951), head coach of The University of Texas at Austin Longhorn football team
  • Mack Calvin (born 1947), American former basketball player
  • Mack Charles Parker (1936–1959), African-American victim of lynching in the United States
  • Mack David (1912–1993), American lyricist and songwriter
  • Mack Flenniken, an American football player, coach, and sports figure
  • Mack Gordon (1904–1959), American composer and lyricist of songs for the stage and film
  • Mack Herron (born 1948), former professional American football running back
  • Mack Jones (1938–2004), nicknamed "Mack The Knife", a left fielder
  • Mack Lee Hill (1940–1965), American college and professional football player
  • Mack McCarthy, former head college basketball coach for East Carolina University
  • Mack Mitchell (born 1952), former defensive end
  • Mack Rhoades, athletic director at the University of Houston
  • Mack Swain (1876–1935), American actor and vaudevillian

Fictional characters:

  • Mack (Cars), an anthropomorphic semi-trailer truck from the film Cars, based on a Mack truck
  • Mack, the boss who held the first Star Piece in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Mack (publishing)

Mack (stylised as MACK) is an internationally renowned, independent art and photography publishing house based in London. Mack works with established and emerging artists, writers and curators, and world-leading cultural institutions, releasing between 20-25 books per year. The publisher was founded in 2010 in London by Michael Mack.

Mapp (stylised as MAPP) is Mack's digital publishing company, it was founded in 2011 in London by Michael Mack; John Koh, an antiquarian bookseller and entrepreneur; and Jean-Michel Dentand, a digital designer.

Mack (surname)

Mack is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Allison Mack (born 1982), American actor best known for her role in Smallville
  • Andrew Mack (1780–1854), mayor of Detroit in 1834
  • Andrew Mack (actor) (1863–1931), American actor and songwriter
  • Betty Mack (1901–1980), American film actress
  • Bill Mack, country music radio host
  • Burton L. Mack, American theologian
  • Cecil Mack (1883–1944), American composer, lyricist and music publisher
  • Chris Mack (disambiguation), various people
  • An American family that started in baseball and has moved into politics:
    • Connie Mack (1862–1956), baseball player, executive, and team owner
    • Earle Mack (1890–1967), Connie's son; baseball player
    • Connie Mack III (born 1940), grandson of Connie and nephew of Earle; politician
    • Connie Mack IV (born 1967), son of Connie III; politician
    • Mary Bono Mack (born 1961), wife of Connie IV; politician and widow of Sonny Bono
  • Craig Mack (born 1971), American rap musician
  • David Alan Mack, writer best known for his freelance Star Trek novels
  • David S. Mack, American businessman
  • Denny Mack (1851–1888), baseball player
  • Earle I. Mack (born 1938), businessman and former US Ambassador
  • Ebenezer Mack (1791–1849), New York politician
  • Elbert Mack (born 1986), American football cornerback
  • Eugen Mack (1907–1978), Swiss gymnast and Olympic Champion
  • H. Bert Mack (1912-1992), American real estate developer
  • Hans-Joachim Mack (1928–2008), German general
  • Helen Mack (1913–1986), American actress
  • Jerome D. Mack (a.k.a. Jerry Mack) (1920-1998) was an American banker, real estate investor, political fundraiser and philanthropist in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Jimmy Mack (broadcaster) (1934–2004), Scottish radio and television presenter
  • Joe Mack various people (see dab page)
  • John E. Mack (1929–2004), American psychiatrist, writer, and professor at Harvard Medical School
  • John J. Mack (born 1944), CEO of Morgan Stanley
  • Karen Mack, American television producer for CBS and co-author of three novels from Los Angeles, California.
  • Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752–1828), Austrian general, famous for his defeat at Ulm in Napoleon's campaign of 1805
  • Kevin Mack, see Kevin Mack (disambiguation)
  • Lee Mack (born 1968), the stage name for English stand-up comedian Lee Gordon McKillop.
  • Lonnie Mack (1941–2016), American rock and blues guitarist/vocalist
  • Nate Mack (1891-1965), Polish-born American banker; co-founder of the Bank of Las Vegas.
  • Norman Edward Mack (1855–1932), editor and publisher of the Buffalo Daily Times
  • Oliver Mack (born 1957), retired American professional basketball player
  • Peter F. Mack, Jr. (1916–1986), former U.S. politician
  • Red Mack (born 1937), American football wide receiver and halfback
  • Reinhold Mack, record producer known for working with Electric Light Orchestra, Queen and other rock bands
  • Rico Mack (born 1971), American football player
  • Rodney Mack, ring name of professional wrestler Rodney Begnaud
  • Ronnie Mack (1940–1963), American songwriter
  • Sam Mack (born 1970), retired American professional basketball player
  • Shane Mack (baseball) (born 1963), former left and center fielder
  • Shane Mack (mayor) (born 1969)
  • Sherman Q. Mack (born 1972), Louisiana politician
  • Shorty Mack (born 1981), international rapper and actor
  • Steve Mack (born 1979), American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Monsta Mack
  • Tara Mack (born 1983), Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Ted Mack (radio-TV host) (1904–1976), host of Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour on radio and television
  • Timothy Mack (born 1972), American pole vaulter and Olympic champion
  • Tom Mack (born 1943), former left guard
  • Wayne Mack, sportscaster
  • Willard Mack (1873–1934), Canadian-born actor, director, and playwright

Fictional characters:

  • The title character for the 1990s show The Secret World of Alex Mack
  • Mark Mack, character in the HBO series Oz

Usage examples of "mack".

This newfangled accounting seemed highly risky, and Mack thought investors needed to know about it.

There was a time when Burr was about fourteen that Mack took sort of an interest in him.

Johanna knew he and Burr had heard every word old Mack had said to her, but she decided not to mention it.

Last noon the Austrian ambassador, Whom I consulted ere I posted down, Assured me that his latest papers word How General Mack and eighty thousand men Have made good speed across Bavaria To wait the French and give them check at Ulm, That fortress-frontier-town, entrenched and walled, A place long chosen as a vantage-point Whereon to encounter them as they outwind From the blind shades and baffling green defiles Of the Black Forest, worn with wayfaring.

Yes, Brice Mack reflected solemnly, running his tongue over his teeth, cleansing them of the acrid taste of coffee, Momma sat shivah for Poppa, as he had sat shivah for Momma.

Mack sat at the head of the table with Lady Sillocks on his right, and Hazzard on his left.

Mack with an air of feverish finality she felt that she herself was a very small, crude, badly-educated creature in a fluffy pink frock, and that Lady Sillocks knew it and knew it so well that she would assume it as obvious.

Mack was rather like the ring-master at a circus, and Lady Sillocks was riding the white horse and cutting oratorical capers.

Oswin Mack who needed something to play with, and Lady Sillocks who hunted reputation.

That funny old house had been hers, a corner of the world into which the Macks and Sillocks did not penetrate.

When he stepped in there, he found the fugitive surrounded by the officer of the day and some officers of the Military Police, including General Mack Stigh, Military Police Unit Commandant.

Beyond it was a turved greenway, and approaching on that road was a massive Mack truck.

Mack had been here before, and he knew that bearbaiting, dogfights, sword fights between women gladiators and all kinds of amusements were held in the backyard.

Macdonald sauva une partie des prisonniers faits par Mack, mais ne put les sauver tous.

Harmon Lang-ley, having come to the end of a long and unspectacular career, poised, so to speak, on the edge of the great forgettery, would not be the one, reasoned Mack, to shun the mantle of sudden fame this baby offered.