Definition of Crimplene in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪmpliːn/


[mass noun] trademark
A synthetic crease-resistant fibre and fabric.
Example sentences
  • Instead, I'm picturing tailored garments from a time when new synthetic fabrics like nylon, orlon and crimplene promised new colours and textures and new ways of wearing and caring for clothes.
  • Back when I was a young fashion conscious teenager, (round collared nylon shirts, crimplene flared trousers, and a natty matching tank top), there were no fast food chains as we know them now.
  • Some people would clearly look far better and be far more comfortable if they were not encumbered by crimplene trousers, nylon tops and viscose thongs.


1950s: perhaps from the name of the Crimple valley in Yorkshire, site of the ICI laboratory where the fabric was developed, + -ene.

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