Styrofoam

[ stahy-ruh-fohm ]
/ ˈstaɪ rəˌfoʊm /
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Trademark.

a brand of expanded plastic made from polystyrene.

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Styrofoam

/ (ˈstaɪrəˌfəʊm) /

noun

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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