suede

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English[edit]

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a suede jacket

Etymology[edit]

French (gants de) Suède ((gloves of) Sweden)

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Noun[edit]

suede (usually uncountable, plural suedes)

  1. A type of soft leather, made from calfskin, with a brushed texture to resemble fabric, often used to make boots, clothing and fashion accessories.
    • 1954, Alexander Alderson, chapter 17, in The Subtle Minotaur[1]:
      “She sheathed her legs in the sheerest of the nylons that her father had brought back from the Continent, and slipped her feet into the toeless, high-heeled shoes of black suède.”
    • 2011 Allen Gregory, "Pilot" (season 1, episode 1):
      Richard DeLongpre: Mmm, your belly skin is like suede.
      Jeremy DeLongpre: Thanks.
      Richard: Tough but soft, like a man.

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Adjective[edit]

suede (not comparable)

  1. Made of suede

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Verb[edit]

suede (third-person singular simple present suedes, present participle sueding, simple past and past participle sueded)

  1. (transitive) To make (leather) into suede.