Definition of poly in English:

poly

Syllabification: pol·y
Pronunciation: /ˈpälē
 
/

noun (plural polys)

informal
1Short for.
1.1Polyester.
More example sentences
  • Stretch Twill is a poly/rayon/Lycroflex blend that is both comfortable and very flexible, and offers a casual look with sacrificing performance.
  • The Stretch Twill Pro Bowler, style BRS-007 from Boardroom, is a poly/rayon with Lycroplex blend that is a more mobile and comfortable version of Boardroom's microfibre fabric.
  • The existing men's style is a short-sleeve poly/rayon blend with some surface detail and a soft hand to give it an upscale look and feel.
1.2Polytechnic.
More example sentences
  • First, the old polytechnics were rebranded as universities - a process of levelling-down that has really meant many old universities becoming polys in all but name.
  • But media studies at a former poly faces an extra battle to gain credibility among the very media it seeks to understand.
  • Fake your CV so it shows you failed most of your A-levels and just managed to scrape a third-class management degree from a former poly your dad bunged a few thousand quid to, and you will be an irresistible prospect.
1.3Polyethylene.
More example sentences
  • Other, tougher polyethylene options are woven poly and high-density polyethylene, a honeycombed material with better energy efficiency.
  • Usually one large sheet 7 of poly is used for all four walls of a room in a building.

More definitions of poly

Definition of poly in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day wiseacre
Pronunciation: ˈwīzˌākər
noun
a know-it-all…