I. noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1929 any of a group of polymers that consist basically of repeated units of an ester and are used especially in making fibers or plastics; also a product (as a fiber or fabric) composed of polyester • polyesterification noun II. adjective Date: 1975 characterized by inelegant or unsophisticated middle-class taste <
polyester suburbs
polyester folks

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