- a waterproof outer coat; raincoat
- the fabric used for this, orig. made by cementing layers of cloth with rubber
Origin of mackintoshafter C. Macintosh (1766-1843), Scottish inventor
- A raincoat.
- A lightweight, waterproof fabric that was originally of rubberized wool or cotton.
Origin of mackintoshAfter Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), Scottish inventor
From Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), who patented a type of rubberized cloth in 1823. Former trademark. The letter k is a later addition.