calf·​skin ˈkaf-ˌskin How to pronounce calfskin (audio)
 also  ˈkāf-
: leather made of the skin of a calf

Example Sentences

Her boots are made of calfskin.
Recent Examples on the Web Locals sat knee-to-chin on their portable mats—collapsible foam, calfskin, nylon. Eleanor Cummins, The New Republic, 14 Oct. 2022 Balenciaga's SS23 Paris Fashion Week show had everything—a mud pit, Kanye West in SWAT couture, fake babies in front packs, and, most importantly, calfskin clutches that looked like bags of Lay's potato chips. Li Goldstein, Bon Appétit, 7 Oct. 2022 According to Garra, searches on Rebag for the Celine Triomphe are up 319% compared to the same period last year, which makes sense—the gleaming calfskin and rich color makes this crossbody feel almost criminal to keep in a dust bag. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 1 Sep. 2022 Clients may choose from fabrics including calfskin, suede, cashmere and linen in 188 possible color shades, 36 lining options and 10 sole units covering leather, rubber and combination soles. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 14 July 2022 An expansion of the French luxury house’s Maison line of home and travel items, the collection includes collars and leashes in refined calfskin and canvas, either in tan or black, and with the option of metallic studs. New York Times, 16 June 2022 The materials—alligator and gold, velvet and embroidered calfskin—echoed the luxe environs, reframing black and white as a foundational color story worthy of the red carpet. Sean Santiago, ELLE Decor, 8 June 2022 The timepiece—fitted with a transparent back, blue dial, luminous hands and brown calfskin strap—is also the brand’s first Big Pilot watch with a chronograph (timer) function. Bernd Fischer, Men's Health, 5 May 2022 The colored gemstone version is set with 21 emeralds, 18 blue tourmaline, 276 tsavorites and 536 sapphires, and comes on a purple-green gradient calfskin strap. Carol Besler, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calfskin was in the 15th century

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“Calfskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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calf·​skin ˈkaf-ˌskin How to pronounce calfskin (audio)
: leather made from the skin of a calf

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