Nylon meaning

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Any of a group of synthetic, long-chain polymeric amides with recurring amide groups, made into fiber, yarn, bristles, sheets, molded plastics, etc. that have great strength and elasticity.
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Stockings made of one of these synthetic materials.
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(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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New York-London, a reference to trans-Atlantic life, people who spend time in both cities, a trans-Atlantic culture featuring both cities.
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Any of various materials made of synthetic polyamides (a type of nitrogen-containing polymer). Nylon is very strong and elastic, and can be formed into fibers, sheets, or bristles. It is used to make fabrics, plastics, and molded products.
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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.
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Origin of nylon

  • Coined by its inventors, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc., on the model of cotton rayon etc

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary