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 The service is friendly-gruff, the booths are red pleather, and the orders are taken on standard paper waiter pads before being ripped off and placed in the dew that has collected beneath your plastic cup of ice water. The Bon Appétit Staff, Bon Appétit, "The 24 Restaurants We Couldn’t Stop Talking About in 2019," 16 Dec. 2019 Graphic tees and pleather jackets are a classic pairing that will never fail you. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "15 Genius Ways You Should Be Wearing Your Leather Jacket for Fall," 12 July 2019 True patent leather is for luxe versions, but pleather, vinyl, nylon and even plastic-coated poplins work too. Sharon Graubard,, "Fashion report: Cool classics for fall," 15 Aug. 2019 Camila's high-fashion fit might look a little intimidating, but the message is one to remember: boyfriend jeans and camel pleather are a total win. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Instagram-Worthy Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans," 8 Jan. 2019 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 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 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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28 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Pleather.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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