Definition of Teflon™ adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈteflɒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈteflɑːn//
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(especially of a politician) still having a good reputation after making a mistake or doing something that is not legal The Teflon Prime Minister has survived another crisis. Word Origin1940s: from tetra- ‘four’ + fluoro + -on on the pattern of words such as nylon and rayon.
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