Meaning of SUEDE in English


I. noun

or suède ˈswād

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: from the phrase suède gloves, part translation of French gants de Suède Swedish gloves

1. : leather finished by buffing with an emery wheel usually on the flesh side to produce a napped surface and used especially for handbags, shoes, gloves, sports coats

2. or suede cloth : a woven or knitted fabric of wool, cotton, rayon finished with a very short smooth nap to give the texture and appearance of suede leather and used for sportswear, shirts, gloves

3. : a light to moderate brown that is slightly yellower than tanbark or mocha bisque — called also café crème

II. verb

also suède “

( -ed/-ing/-s )

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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