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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The front buckets are good looking, deeply pocketed, and covered in grippy fabric and leatherette. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 28 Aug. 2020 There's no parent organizer, but the handle is a luxe-feeling leatherette that's nice to grip. Jessica Hartshorn, Good Housekeeping, 5 Jan. 2023 But how hard should HP really be clinging to this leather-turned-leatherette-dream? Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 16 Dec. 2022 With push-button start, a sippy 155-horse 4-banger and leatherette-and-cloth seats, my standard Encore is an affordable chariot. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 June 2022 Inside, the Pathfinder Rock Creek has leatherette and fabric upholstery with embroidered Rock Creek logos on the seats, along with orange contrasting stitching throughout. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 11 Apr. 2022 Engrave the outside of this leatherette wallet with his first name, last name, monogram or initials. Cameron Jenkins, Good Housekeeping, 20 Apr. 2022 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 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Leatherette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leatherette. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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