Naugahyde

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Marketing coinage of the 1930s, from Naugatuck, Connecticut, where it was first produced, and hide; it was humorously marketed as being the skin of an animal called a "Nauga".

Noun[edit]

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Naugahyde (uncountable)

  1. An artificial leather made with a knit fabric backing and PVC coating.