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suede

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noun \ˈswād\
variants: or less commonly

suède

Definition of suede

  1. 1 :  leather with a napped surface

  2. 2 :  a fabric finished with a nap to simulate suede

Origin and Etymology of suede

French gants de Suède Swedish gloves


First Known Use: 1883

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suede

verb

Definition of suede

sueded

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sueding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a suede finish or nap to (a fabric or leather)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to give cloth or leather a suede finish

1921

First Known Use of suede

1921

Other Textiles Terms


SUEDE Defined for English Language Learners

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suede

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noun \ˈswād\

Definition of suede for English Language Learners

  • : soft leather that has been rubbed on one side to make a surface that looks and feels like velvet


SUEDE Defined for Kids

suede

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noun \ˈswād\

Definition of suede for Students

  1. :  leather tanned and rubbed so that it is soft and has a nap



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