Teflon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Trade name.

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Teflon

  1. Multiple film, resin, coatings, fabric and surface protectors made with PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) or fluoropolymer and surfactants not made with PTFE.

Adjective[edit]

Teflon (not comparable)

  1. (informal, of a politician) Having an undamageable reputation (by analogy with nonstick Teflon surfaces).
    • 1995, Liz Cunningham, Talking Politics: Choosing the President in the Television Age:
      But Ronald Reagan, by everybody's definition, was the Teflon president, and it wasn't that the media tried to touch him and failed.

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