pleath·​er | \ ˈple-t͟hər \

Definition of pleather

: a plastic fabric made to look like leather

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More importantly, this set of headphones proves supremely comfortable—both lighter and more breathable around the ears than its predecessors, with a healthy but not overbearing amount of soft pleather padding around the ear cups and headband. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—tech and gear for travel that we’d buy," 13 Nov. 2018 With a graphic tee Graphic tees and pleather jackets are a classic pairing that will never fail you. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Genius Ways You Should Be Wearing Your Leather Jacket for Fall," 27 June 2018 Leather Keychains Upgrade her keyring with these leather (or pleather) pulls. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "15 Homemade Mother's Day Gifts That Don't Suck," 11 May 2018 Posting to Instagram on Monday night, the 21-year-old style icon shared a few snaps wearing a bright white bandeau top and pair of high-waisted neon pink pleather pants. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "15 Neon Looks Inspired By Kylie Jenner's Pink Pants," 29 Aug. 2018 Leather Keychains Upgrade her keyring with these leather (or pleather) pulls. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "15 Homemade Mother's Day Gifts That Don't Suck," 11 May 2018 Instead of traditional black, trade in your moto jacket for an all-white version paired with an eggplant pleather skirt. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, "33 Back To School Outfits That Will Actually Make You Want to Go Back to School," 5 June 2018 The cherries are made of pom-poms with a pleather leaf. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "The giant pom-pom cherries on this phone case make it easy to find in a handbag," 29 Apr. 2018 In one especially striking moment, ensemble member María Ascensión Leigh instantly transforms from earnest servant to hair-twirling, lips-pursing maiden, just by donning a magenta pleather jacket. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "Cutting Ball’s ‘Timon’ makes Shakespeare feel suspenseful," 6 Apr. 2018

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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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