nylon

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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.

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nylon (countable and uncountable, plural nylons)

  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. (plural only) 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.

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nylon m

  1. nylon (copolymer consisting of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers)

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nylon

  1. nylon

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nylon m (uncountable)

  1. nylon (a synthetic polymer)