pleath·​er | \ˈple-t͟hər \

Definition of pleather 

: a plastic fabric made to look like leather

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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 Leather Keychains Upgrade her keyring with these leather (or pleather) pulls. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "15 Homemade Mother's Day Gifts for the Best Mom Ever," 20 Mar. 2018 Receiving a pleather suit bag from the Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah, is like winning tournament MVP to me. Tom Corvin,, "Remember the Titans: Forty years after Cal State Who, Fullerton takes on Purdue," 15 Mar. 2018 There were rubber boots with drawstring nylon tops and massive pleather coats with faux-fur cuffs and thick bustiers and iridescent fringing and watercolor florals — much of it at the same time. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "At Fendi and Prada, Moving Beyond the Shoulder Pad," 23 Feb. 2018 There were pleather and classic trench coats for the unseasonably balmier days, and shearlings for when snow was expected in the forecast. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Shop the 5 Cool Coats That Defined Street Style at New York Fashion Week," 16 Feb. 2018 From pleather to velour and tweed, there are a lot of fun, odd-ball fabrics adorning puffer coats this winter. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "All the Right Ways to Wear a Puffer Coat Right Now," 11 Dec. 2017

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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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