• (British) IPA: /ˈnaɪlɒn/
  • (America) nīʹlän, IPA: /ˈnaɪlɑn/


  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. (in the plural) A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs.
    I tore a hole in my nylons while walking home through the woods.
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Proper noun
  1. (often, attributively) New York-London, a reference to transatlantic life, people who spend time in both cities, or a transatlantic culture featuring both cities.

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