Definition of polynosic in English:



mass noun
  • A texile fibre or fabric that is a blend of rayon and polyester, having a soft finish and used mainly in clothing.

    • ‘The Preston, style 3328 from Dunbrooke's Club Collection, is a sand-washed polynosic ottoman knit polo with bird's-eye collar.’
    • ‘Since the economic slowdown took hold in 2000, Ash City has moved the brand's price point down and expanded it to include fabrics beyond mercerized cottons - such as poplins and polynosics - to attract more customers.’
    • ‘On the woven side, there's the Brandon, style 3500 for men, and the Chelsea, style 3600 for women, both made of 70% polynosic and 30% polyester.’
    • ‘In addition, there are fabrications that we have found great success with for the golf market as well as promotional products - polynosic wovens being among the favorites, Roehl adds.’
    • ‘ID Wear's stylish polynosic polo shirt for men is ideal for work, play and relaxation.’


1950s: from French polynosique.