pleath·​er | \ ˈple-t͟hər How to pronounce pleather (audio) \

Definition of pleather

: a plastic fabric made to look like leather

Examples of pleather in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Break out the black pleather, Dr. Martens and dog collars, y’all. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 13 May 2022 Beavan defied convention by wearing a pleather jacket and black trousers with imagery from the film, an idea crafted by the costumer herself. CNN, 26 Mar. 2022 My grandmother has this gorgeous black pleather trench with shoulder pads, honey. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, 12 Nov. 2021 The plump pleather ear cushions ensure a comfortable fit even for long periods. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 Instead, sequins, silks, loud prints, pleather, and gloves (so many varieties of gloves) are involved. Devon Abelman, Allure, 30 Sep. 2021 Today, the Grand Scarborough is a gaudy shadow of its founders’ blueprint, its foyer festooned in pleather furnishings and garish carpet. Henry Wismayer, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2021 Each seat has plenty of legroom (think first class on a flight), and the pleather chairs recline by sliding forward to protect that leg space. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Aug. 2021 Endoscopy equipment lives on one side of the padded, gray-pleather operating chair. Max G. Levy, Wired, 28 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pleather

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pleather

blend of plastic and leather

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The first known use of pleather was in 1982

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Last Updated

18 May 2022

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“Pleather.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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