[ pol-ee ]
/ ˈpɒl i /
noun, plural pol·ies.
Informal. polyester(def 2): a blend of poly and cotton.
a fabric or garment made of polyester.
made of or containing polyester: a poly swimsuit.
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Origin of poly1
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British Dictionary definitions for polies'
/ (ˈpɒlɪ) /
noun plural polys
informal short for polytechnic
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