noun, often attributive
leath·​er·​ette | \ ˌle-t͟hə-ˈret How to pronounce leatherette (audio) \

Definition of leatherette

: imitation leather

Examples of leatherette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To disrupt these blossoming connections, Clyde explodes into their midst (each time wearing a different spectacular leatherette-and-heels outfit designed by Jennifer Moeller), but her power over the group wanes. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 23 Nov. 2021 The leatherette ear cushions are extremely comfortable too. Anthony Karcz, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Two-tone leatherette seats that do a good impersonation of leather are available on the XLE, but the vibe inside the Corolla Cross lacks the upscale look of the Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-30. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 9 Sep. 2021 Swing those doors wide and admire the airy interior, available in a white-leatherette-and-gray-fabric combo or, in the Premium Plus trim, an optional darker interior in black and cocoa. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 4 Oct. 2021 This leatherette surface magnetically sticks to the top of the table and never slides around. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 19 Sep. 2021 The Rover’s dark-metallic Jade Green paint gleams like a brilliant tropical jewel beetle, complemented by upholstery in a combination of saddle and black leatherette—a nod to practicality. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 6 Sep. 2021 The liners use a breathable leatherette cover over relatively unyielding self-extinguishing foam which feels hard on first impression. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The headset uses super-comfortable leatherette foam cushions to act as passive noise cancelling and a padded headband that reduces pinch. Anthony Karcz, Forbes, 15 June 2021

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First Known Use of leatherette

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leatherette

from Leatherette, a trademark

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“Leatherette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leatherette. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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