macassar oil

Ma·kas·sar oil
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [muh-kas-er oil]
    • /məˈkæs ər ɔɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [muh-kas-er oil]
    • /məˈkæs ər ɔɪl/

Definitions of macassar oil words

  • noun macassar oil an oil derived from materials said to be obtained from Macassar, formerly used as a hairdressing. 1
  • noun macassar oil a similar oil or preparation for the hair. 1
  • noun macassar oil an oily preparation formerly put on the hair to make it smooth and shiny 0
  • noun macassar oil An oil, from the ylang-ylang tree, once used to smooth the hair. 0

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Origin of macassar oil

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
First recorded in 1800-10

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Parts of speech for Macassar oil


macassar oil popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

macassar oil usage trend in Literature

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