leath·​er·​ette ˌle-t͟hə-ˈret How to pronounce leatherette (audio)
often attributive
: imitation leather

Examples of leatherette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fuji puts a leatherette wrap around a magnesium alloy frame and uses aluminum for the top and bottom plates to achieve a sturdy feel. PCMAG, 30 Apr. 2024 The small red leatherette volume, complete with flimsy brass lock, is full of entries about girlish crushes and family fights, usually illustrated with a drawing of her outfit that day. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2024 The stroller’s leatherette handle is adjustable by simply pushing two buttons to help accommodate parents and caregivers of any size. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 11 July 2023 The Premium Plus trim is a good balance of options and price, one that includes standard equipment such as Audi’s Virtual Cockpit display, blind-spot monitoring, passive keyless entry, a 360-degree camera, wireless charging, and more leatherette surfaces throughout the cabin. Becca Hackett, Car and Driver, 29 June 2023 The leatherette on the handle and bumper bar is both attractive and nicely cushioning. Sabrina Rojas Weiss, Parents, 19 July 2023 With a strong, handcrafted hardwood frame that mimics a stylish sofa and lovely leatherette upholstery, this wonderful bed emanates a modern charm. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 20 June 2023 Leather is optional across the board, but the standard leatherette, or cloth in the Advance version, is equally attractive. Fred M.h. Gregory, Car and Driver, 12 July 2023 The leatherette straps are comfortable on shoulders and the collapsible canvas sides keep storage minimal. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 7 July 2023

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Word History


from Leatherette, a trademark

First Known Use

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leatherette was circa 1879

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“Leatherette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leatherette. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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