leathery

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adjective leath·ery \ ˈle-t͟hə-rē , ˈlet͟h-rē \

Definition of leathery

:resembling, characteristic of, or suggestive of leather
  • a leathery face
  • a leathery aroma

Examples of leathery in a Sentence

  1. the old farmer's leathery, brown skin

  2. the leathery meat served in the cafeteria drove many of us to start bringing our own lunches

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First Known Use of leathery

circa 1552

leathery Synonyms

Synonyms
chewy, tough
Antonyms
tender
Related Words
fibrous, gristly, sinewy, stringy; brittle, crunchy, hard; cardboardy
Near Antonyms
mushy, soft

LEATHERY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of leathery for English Language Learners

  • : looking or feeling like leather


LEATHERY Defined for Kids

leathery

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adjective leath·ery \ ˈle-t͟hə-rē \

Definition of leathery for Students

:like leather
  • leathery skin


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