Definition of denier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

denier

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdeniə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeniər//
 
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a unit for measuring how fine threads of nylon, silk, etc. are 15 denier tights Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from Latin denarius, literally ‘containing ten’. The current sense dates from the mid 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: denier