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suede

noun \ ˈswād \
variants: or less commonly suède
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of suede

1 : leather with a napped surface
2 : a fabric finished with a nap to simulate suede

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Origin and Etymology of suede

French gants de Suède Swedish gloves

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suede

verb

Definition of suede

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

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First Known Use of suede

1921

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SUEDE Defined for English Language Learners

suede

noun

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

noun \ ˈswād \

Definition of suede for Students

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


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