[ sweyd ]
/ sweɪd /
kid or other leather finished with a soft, napped surface, on the flesh side or on the outer side after removal of a thin outer layer.
Also called suede cloth. a fabric with a napped surface suggesting this.
verb (used with object), sued·ed, sued·ing.
to treat so as to raise a nap on (leather, cloth, etc.).
verb (used without object), sued·ed, sued·ing.
to raise a nap on leather, cloth, etc.
Origin of suede
1855–60; < French (gants de) Suède (gloves from) Sweden
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British Dictionary definitions for sueding
/ (sweɪd) /
- a leather finished with a fine velvet-like nap, usually on the flesh side of the skin or hide, produced by abrasive action
- (as modifier)a suede coat
Word Origin for suede
C19: from French gants de Suède, literally: gloves from Sweden
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