1. [20C+] (US Und.) a pimp.
2. [1940s+] (US black, also the mack, mack talk) seductive, persuasive talk, spec. the ‘chat-up’ line used by a pimp to recruit a new woman.
3. [1960s+] (US black) a clever, influential person, a smooth operator.
4. [1990s+] (orig. US teen) a person who deceives or tries to charm a member of the opposite sex with seductive words; a successful seducer.
the world of smooth-talking, successful people.
see separate entry.
[1950s+] (US black) a pimp; thus hard-mack, a pimp who rules through threatened or actual violence; sweet mack, a gentle pimp who prefers to use charm.
[2000s] (US black/campus) to make a pass at someone.
[1960s+] (US black/campus) to flirt, to pick up a woman.
[1990s+] (US black) to act in a smooth, sophisticated manner, reminiscent of the idealized pimp.
[1960s–70s] a pimp who treats his women well.