Styrofoam

[stahy-ruh-fohm]
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Styrofoam, filling, stuffing, wadding

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British Dictionary definitions for styrofoam

Styrofoam

noun
  1. trademark (sometimes not capital) a light, expanded polystyrene plastic

Word Origin for Styrofoam

C20: from polystyrene + foam
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Word Origin and History for styrofoam

Styrofoam

n.

1950, trademark name (Dow Chemical Co.), from (poly)styr(ene) (see polystyrene) + -o- + foam (n.).

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