suede


1suede

noun \ˈswād\

: soft leather that has been rubbed on one side to make a surface that looks and feels like velvet

Full Definition of SUEDE

1
:  leather with a napped surface
2
:  a fabric finished with a nap to simulate suede

Variants of SUEDE

suede also suède \ˈswād\

Origin of SUEDE

French gants de Suède Swedish gloves
First Known Use: 1883

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile

2suede

verb
sued·edsued·ing

Definition of SUEDE

transitive verb
:  to give a suede finish or nap to (a fabric or leather)
intransitive verb
:  to give cloth or leather a suede finish

First Known Use of SUEDE

1921

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile

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