Definition of Formica in English:


Line breaks: For|mica
Pronunciation: /fɔːˈmʌɪkə


[mass noun] trademark
A hard durable plastic laminate used for worktops, cupboard doors, and other surfaces: [as modifier]: a Formica table
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  • To fill these unique homes, unique furnishings were needed and aiding designers of the time was a host of new materials to work with: plastic, vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, PVC and Formica.
  • Solid-surface counter tops have replaced Formica, and plastic partitions have replaced the rusted metal.
  • With layers of paint applied to Formica over plywood, the surface has become matte black with the exception of one long, shiny black stripe that streaks down the middle of the work.


1920s (originally US): of unknown origin.

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