shear·​ling ˈshir-liŋ How to pronounce shearling (audio)
: skin from a recently sheared sheep or lamb that has been tanned and dressed with the wool left on

Examples of shearling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The photo showed Zuckerberg wearing Huang’s signature black leather jacket, while Huang donned Zuckerberg’s brown-and-cream shearling coat. Byeleanor Pringle, Fortune, 28 Mar. 2024 In December, Coach also announced a capsule collection with the star, with ‘The Lil Nas X Drop’ featuring shearling coats, biker jackets and colorful bags. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 18 Mar. 2024 Just don't call it a gift shop — there are rows upon rows of Stetson cowboy hats, thousand-dollar shearling coats from fashion designer Lindsey Thornburg, glossy photography books, plushies for children, and willow-bark pens made from trees that grow nearby. Samantha Falewée, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 2024 Outerwear, a key component of Dunhill’s ready-to-wear since those Siberian wolf coats 120 years ago, is a standout: beautiful shearling jackets with vast hoods, parkas that nod to mod counterculture but wouldn’t look out of place on Kendall Roy, and sweeping double-faced cashmere overcoats. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 17 Feb. 2024 The singer wore an oversized olive green jacket featuring a shearling body, double zipper, and ribbed sleeves, collar, and waistband. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 29 Mar. 2024 Ditto for Rihanna, who recently paired a lace mini skirt with a hefty leather and shearling coat; The look was more rock and roll boho, less romantic boho. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 20 Mar. 2024 The light brown jacket featured two tones of light brown fur, inspiring our fashion team to find a similar shearling jacket to wear to shows in New York. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 29 Jan. 2024 Keep your head warm with a classic Arch Beanie (just $13 right now) or cozy up with one of the brand's shearling hoodies, some of which are starting at $40 during the sale. Kristine Thomason, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shearling was in the 14th century

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“Shearling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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