[ tef-lon ]
/ ˈtɛf lɒn /


a fluorocarbon polymer with slippery, nonsticking properties; polytetrafluoroethylene.


characterized by imperviousness to blame or criticism: a Teflon politician.


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British Dictionary definitions for teflon

/ (ˈtɛflɒn) /


trademark polytetrafluoroethylene, when used in nonstick cooking vessels


facetious denoting the ability to evade blamethe Teflon president
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