pleath·​er ˈple-t͟hər How to pronounce pleather (audio)
: a plastic fabric made to look like leather

Examples of pleather in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sweeney arrived about halfway through to great fanfare in a form-fitting black pleather dress. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 11 Aug. 2023 With his mesh lavender shirt, matching pleather vest, silver hoop earring and charm necklace, he was marketed to young girls like me. Anne Branigin, Washington Post, 15 July 2023 The dress seemed to be made of leather (or pleather) and featured a structured skirt that gathered at the waist, giving everyone a look at Gal’s legs for days. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 13 July 2023 The concept of Brittany’s lace-up pleather jumpsuit (with off-the-shoulder plaid sleeves) is one of my favorites of the entire night. Lauren Puckett-Pope, ELLE, 13 July 2023 Per the rapper’s latest Instagram post, Doja had fun with another animal-channeled look: a DIY werewolf-vampire hybrid ensemble consisting of a pink pleather zip-up tank top, black knee-highs boots, and sheer black tights studded with black squares (sans pants). Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 June 2023 Barbara, 65, sat with her nieces Adrienne and Dawn in a pleather booth at a LongHorn Steakhouse. Jazmine Hughes, New York Times, 10 May 2023 That meant a mesh shirt, pants made of different kinds of pleathers and a neoprene dress. Brent Lang, Variety, 30 Apr. 2023 Leather Keychains Upgrade her keyring with these leather (or pleather) pulls. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 23 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History


blend of plastic and leather

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pleather was in 1982

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Cite this Entry

“Pleather.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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