Definition of Teflon in English:

Teflon

Line breaks: Tef¦lon
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛflɒn
 
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noun

trademark
1A tough synthetic resin made by polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene, chiefly used to coat non-stick cooking utensils and to make seals and bearings. Also called polytetrafluoroethylene.
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  • Both feature 10-ounce cotton canvas with a water-repellant Teflon coating and 100 percent polyester blaze overlay.
  • A mix of trendy and traditional styles is available and the entire range is made from machine washable, minimum-iron fabrics with many featuring tough Teflon coating.
  • The Teflon coats the threads but doesn't block the pores or gaps between threads.
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting someone whose reputation remains undamaged in spite of scandal or misjudgement: acquittal earned him the nickname ‘the Teflon Don’
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  • He's a Teflon man but then nobody ever said Teflon men didn't get the job done.
  • He was the man of steel, Teflon man, untouchable and unbeatable.
  • He was rightly known as the Teflon president: because he made people feel good, they willingly ignored the scandals of his administration.

Origin

1940s: from tetra- 'four' + fluoro- + -on on the pattern of words such as nylon and rayon.

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