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Mackery

derivation; noun
the ruthless sexual pursuit of countless women with little regard for anything other than sexual gratification
 
Considering the carnage of his years of mackery, Tom found himself devoid of women who cared for him in his life.
Etymology : The term "mack" has been used to describe a men's attempts to court women through flirtatious conversation. With no noun form of the word, mackery was created through zero derivation by adding the noun-forming suffix -ery.
Source : Nelson Algren's The Man With the Golden Arm (book)
Last modified: 24 November 2013


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