leathery

adjective leath·ery \ ˈle-t͟hə-rē , ˈlet͟h-rē \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

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

in the meaning defined above

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leathery Synonyms

Synonyms

chewy, tough;

Antonyms

tender;

Near Antonyms

mushy, soft;


LEATHERY Defined for English Language Learners

leathery

Definition of leathery for English Language Learners

  • : looking or feeling like leather


LEATHERY Defined for Kids

leathery

adjective leath·ery \ ˈle-t͟hə-rē \

Definition of leathery for Students

: like leather
  • leathery skin


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