leathery

[ leth-uh-ree ]
/ ˈlɛð ə ri /

adjective

like leather in appearance or texture; tough and flexible.

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Origin of leathery

First recorded in 1545–55; leather + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM leathery

leath·er·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for leathery

leathery
/ (ˈlɛðərɪ) /

adjective

having the appearance or texture of leather, esp in toughness

Derived forms of leathery

leatheriness, noun
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