Meaning of Crimplene in English:

Crimplene

Pronunciation /ˈkrɪmpliːn/

noun

mass nounTrademark
  • A synthetic crease-resistant fibre and fabric.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Gone are the days when crimplene flares were modelled by vacuous looking male models with an unnatural penchant for Aran-knit cardigans and neck ties.’
    • ‘She wore a dark crimplene dress and a frilly little hat made from starched white cotton lace.’

Origin

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