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Nylon

Nylon

WordNet



noun


(1)   A synthetic fabric
(2)   A thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers
Wiktonary



Etymology


Arbitrary letters + -on (by analogy with cotton); the frequently heard claim that the word derives from abbreviations of New York ("NY") and London ("Lon") is a myth.

Noun


  1. Originally, the DuPont company trade name for polyamide, a copolymer whose molecules consist of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers bonded together; now generically used for this type of polymer.
  2. A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs.
    They left the strip club when they discovered the ladies only stripped down to their nylons.

Noun



  1. nylon