snake·​skin ˈsnāk-ˌskin How to pronounce snakeskin (audio)
: leather prepared from the skin of a snake

Examples of snakeskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, her 34-year-old equestrian boyfriend managed to coordinate with Hadid while sticking to his roots by pairing a silky black button up with blue jeans, a Western-style belt with a large belt buckle, snakeskin boots, and topping everything off with a black cowboy hat. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 4 May 2024 Python abuse alleged at supplier of snakeskins used for Gucci handbags U.S. Attorney Thomas Watts-Fitzgerald compared Gonzalez's behavior to that of drug traffickers, saying she was driven by money. CBS News, 22 Apr. 2024 The business-formal pants with the bustier top are giving office siren, but the snakeskin and the oversized accessories are 100% Sopranos. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 27 Mar. 2024 The former clawed her fang-like nails at an American Flag with snakeskin below highlighted under eyes. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 1 Apr. 2024 That someone being Sofia Vergara, who arrived at the America's Got Talent season 19 red carpet on March 26 in a black snakeskin bustier that Griselda Blanco (the ‘80s drug lord Vergara portrayed on Netflix’s Griselda) probably would have killed her for. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 27 Mar. 2024 Right now, a bunch of boots are marked down big time, from the versatile Darcy Ankle Boot to the notice-me Essex ankle boot in snakeskin (now just $45). Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 17 Mar. 2024 Gray anticipates an uptick in fun sartorial details like snakeskin, sequins, and striking colors in the coming months — don’t be afraid to stand out against the season’s stark backdrop. Calin Van Paris, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2024 For Gomez’s femme fatale look, stylist Erin Walsh selected a matching faux snakeskin trench coat and miniskirt from Rejina Pyo (the trench retails for $1,135 and the skirt is $355). Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 10 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snakeskin was in 1825

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“Snakeskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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snake·​skin ˈsnāk-ˌskin How to pronounce snakeskin (audio)
: the skin of a snake or leather made from it

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