Definition of neoprene
: a synthetic rubber made by the polymerization of chloroprene, characterized by superior resistance (as to oils), and used especially for special-purpose clothing (as gloves and wet suits)
Origin of neoprene
ne- + chloroprene
First Known Use: 1937
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