leather + -ette; originally a trademark that has since been genericized
leatherette (countable and uncountable, plural leatherettes)
- A type of fabric, often plastic, made to imitate the appearance of leather.
- (slang) A person who dresses in leather or imitation leather.
- 2003 August 19, Bruce Vilanch, "Heathers in leathers", in The Advocate, page 66.
- Since I seemed to know some of the leatherettes, I was a magnet for fellow Jews wanting to know what was going on.
- artificial leather
- imitation leather
- leather substitute
- synthetic leather
- faux leather