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



    BrE BrE//ˈnaɪlɒn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪlɑːn//
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  1. 1 [uncountable] a very strong artificial material, used for making clothes, rope, brushes, etc. a nylon fishing line This material is 45% nylon. See related entries: Materials and properties
  2. 2 nylons [plural] (old-fashioned) women’s stockings or tights / pantyhose made of nylon
  3. Word Origin1930s: an invented word, on the pattern of cotton and rayon.
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