suede

1 of 2

noun

variants or less commonly suède
1
: leather with a napped surface
2
: a fabric finished with a nap to simulate suede

suede

2 of 2

verb

sueded; sueding

transitive verb

: to give a suede finish or nap to (a fabric or leather)

intransitive verb

: to give cloth or leather a suede finish

Examples of suede in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
This means securing your pieces in air-tight containers and soft pouches made from fabrics like velvet, suede, or leather. Shelby Hyde, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Apr. 2024 Also on display are 20 pairs of the shoe style, including the original spring and summer 1989 flesh-colored suede boot, along with other Tabi pieces such as opera gloves and a T-shirt from summer 1991 with red footprints. The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2024 Additionally, there are also a variety of materials such as cotton, suede, velour, fleece and nylon, and there are also travel pillows that can be inflated, deflated and easily packed. Jacqueline Laurean Yates, ABC News, 1 Apr. 2024 The colorful tote is made from imitation suede that’s both easy to clean and animal-friendly. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 Earlier this week, the actor was spotted filming in New York wearing a suede tan jacket, navy button-up shirt, brown jeans, and suede boots—all pieces that Dylan has famously worn to death. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 27 Mar. 2024 Accessories in the collection included duffle bags made from suede in a light tan. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 25 Mar. 2024 Adding to the über-affluent mood was a pair of knee-high suede boots, a denim Saint Laurent puffer bag complete with gold hardware and gold jewelry pieces. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2024 The shoes contour to your feet with cushiony suede and feature a vegan leather upper. Olivia Young, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2024
Verb
Tactile plays aren't entirely surprising—after all, there's no better time than the winter months to embrace sumptuous fabrics like shearling and suede to add some warmth back into a vitamin D-deficient wardrobe. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 2 Nov. 2023 Ugg Alder Faux Shearling Lined Slippers Luxuriously soft slippers can completely change your lounging experience at home, and these stunning faux shearling and suede house shoes from Ugg are a testament to this — and currently on sale for 22 percent off. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 26 Dec. 2023 This cream features an Irish and suede aroma that provides a faint perfume scent and a much more pleasant experience for the senses. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 2 Jan. 2024 Some of these options, like Kelty’s chef roll bag and the barebones suede leather hot pad, will make great additions to backpacker kitchen kits. Carina Finn, Bon Appétit, 14 Dec. 2023 Paris Texas slouchy suede stiletto boots Walk in style with the slouchy suede boot. Maia Torres, Vogue, 24 Nov. 2023 This nourishing, alcohol-free cleanser treats and conditions suede shoes using key, natural ingredients including organic aloe leaf, witch hazel, and castile soap to gently clean suede while replacing essential vitamins and nutrients. Alyssa Rotunno, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 View Photos Inside, the Type S offers front seats with a bit of extra bolstering that are trimmed in a leather and suede upholstery combination available in either red, black, or white. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 12 Apr. 2023 Staud Wally suede knee-high boots Add texture to your look with a suede knee-high. Maia Torres, Vogue, 20 Nov. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

French gants de Suède Swedish gloves

First Known Use

Noun

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1921, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of suede was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Suede.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suede. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

suede

noun
variants also suède
ˈswād
1
: leather rubbed on one side to produce a velvety surface
2
: a cloth fabric that looks and feels like suede
Etymology

Noun

from French gants de Suède "Swedish gloves," from Suède "Sweden"

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