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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun nylon
  1. Any of several thermoplastic polyamide plastics, comprising a family of high-strength resilient synthetic materials, used mostly in fibers.
  2. A synthetic fabric consisting of fibers of nylon[wn1].
  3. pl.Stockings made of a thin form of nylon{2}, especially full-length stockings either sheer of of varying shades.
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  1. A synthetic fabric
  2. A thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers

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.

  1. 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.
  2. (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 .

nylon was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Finnish, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Nylon

Nylon Chen is a mandopop author. He plays Keyboard instrument. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Nylon was born on May 20th, 1981 in Taipei.


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Fun Facts about the name Nylon

  • When was the first name Nylon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Nylon is Thursday, June 8th, 1911.
  • How unique is the name Nylon? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Nylon. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Nylon: Your name in reverse order is Nolyn. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlony. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Nylon born Oct 19, 1948

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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