One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNZ, Australian
A hard durable plastic laminate used as a surfacing material for worktops, tables, etc.‘sprinkle vinegar over the Laminex, then wipe with a damp cloth’as modifier ‘we bought a green Laminex table with chrome legs’
- ‘There was a spacious galley with Laminex counters surfaces.’
- ‘It is a very simple room with laminex-topped tables.’
- ‘They were sitting round a Laminex table.’
- ‘She scowled at her dirty old kitchen with its lime-green laminex.’
- ‘I glued laminex to the body to provide a smooth surface.’
- ‘He puts the packet on the green laminex table.’
- ‘He reckoned you could fix it up with a bit of paint and some new laminex.’
- ‘My mother belonged to the age of Laminex.’
- ‘The 220-branch retail network would enable him to sell more Laminex’
- ‘The purpose-built fridge had marbled green laminex detailing.’
1940s: name invented by the manufacturers, from laminate.
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