leathery

play
adjective leath·ery \ˈle-thə-rē, ˈleth-rē\

Definition of leathery

  1. :  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>

Circa 1552

First Known Use of leathery

circa 1552


LEATHERY Defined for English Language Learners

leathery

play
adjective leath·ery \ˈle-thə-rē, ˈleth-rē\

Definition of leathery for English Language Learners

  • : looking or feeling like leather


LEATHERY Defined for Kids

leathery

play
adjective leath·ery \ˈle-thə-rē\

Definition of leathery for Students

  1. :  like leather <leathery skin>



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up leathery? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

related through a mother

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • m-ws-new-words-quiz
  • Which word means "inability to recognize faces"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ