Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of game, apparently played with the use of clubs.
  • noun A certain bird. See black-mack.
  • noun A corruption of Mary, with reference to the Virgin Mary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A mackintosh; -- a shortened form.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun slang An individual skilled in the art of seduction using verbal skills.
  • noun UK A raincoat.
  • verb slang To act as pimp; to pander.
  • verb slang To seduce or flirt with.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric

Etymologies

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Abbreviation of mackerel, after French maquereau.

Examples

  • Paul Wilson: @mack: Well you can argue about how much "realism" any comic which contains a solar-powered ... mack: > The realistic tone of today's comics.

    4thletter!

  • Unlike ... more expensive delicacies, former prisoners say, the mack is a good stand-in for the greenback because each can (or pouch) costs about $1 and few -- other than weight-lifters craving protein -- want to eat it.

    Boing Boing

  • Mack Brown, for this recruiting cycle at least, the word mack is synonymous with a top tier running back.

    Florida Gators Football: GatorBait.net -- Florida Football Headlines

  • Unlike those more expensive delicacies, former prisoners say, the mack is a good stand-in for the greenback because each can (or pouch) costs about $1 and few -- other than weight-lifters craving protein -- want to eat it.

    Mackerel Economics in Prison

  • Another way to look at it is the mack is the smart one and the buck is the physical one.

    Behind the Steel Curtain

  • Unlike those more expensive delicacies, former prisoners say, the mack is a good stand-in for the greenback because each can (or pouch) costs about $1 and few -- other than weight-lifters craving protein -- want to eat it.

    Marginal Revolution

  • I know, you're trying to make it seem like a mack is the everyday guy's computer, but after ... how many, forty five bash ads? it's gone past advertising and gone into the realm of playground immaturity.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • Unlike those more expensive delicacies, former prisoners say, the mack is a good stand-in for the greenback because each can (or pouch) costs about $1 and few - other than weight-lifters craving protein - want to eat it.

    Business Opportunities Weblog

  • Unlike ... more expensive delicacies, former prisoners say, the mack is a good stand-in for the greenback because each can (or pouch) costs about $1 and few -- other than weight-lifters craving protein -- want to eat it.

    Boing Boing

  • [Hel announces that she wants to change her name to "sukey tawdry" from "jj french," which is what she currently insists on being called ...] helen: how can you not like sukey tawdry? nick: its stupid jj french is better helen: hisssssssss it's not stupid nick: yeah it is jj french is better sukey tawdry sounds like a fake vietnamese hooker name helen: you should listen harder to mack the knife cause she's one of the girls that disappeared her and ol 'lucy brown nick: uh huh never heard that song helen: you have you just don't know it's called mack the knife youtube it nick: ok in a bit

    Nick Antosca: A Conversation with Literary Wunderkind Helen Oyeyemi

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  • "Mack the Knife."

    February 10, 2008

  • See also mack nor mell.

    April 22, 2018