leatherette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

leather +‎ -ette; originally a trademark that has since been genericized

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leatherette (countable and uncountable, plural leatherettes)

  1. A type of fabric, often plastic, made to imitate the appearance of leather.
  2. (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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • artificial leather
  • imitation leather
  • leather substitute
  • synthetic leather
  • faux leather

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