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

 

neoprene

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈniːəpriːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈniːəpriːn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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an artificial material which looks like rubber, used for making wetsuits Word Origin 1930s: from neo- ‘new’ + prene (perhaps from propyl + -ene), on the pattern of words such as chloroprene.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: neoprene