Suede is a soft, velvety kind of leather. If you're anything like Elvis Presley, you're fond of your blue suede shoes and would prefer that people don't step on them.

Suede is made from leather that's been rubbed to create a nap, or a slightly fuzzy texture. The softer underside of leather is generally used to make suede. Shoes, furniture, gloves, bags, and many other products are commonly made from suede, or from material that's made to look like suede. The word comes from the French phrase gants de Suède, or literally "gloves from Sweden."

Definitions of suede
  1. noun
    leather with a napped surface
    synonyms: suede leather
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    type of:
    an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
  2. noun
    a fabric made to resemble suede leather
    synonyms: suede cloth
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    a synthetic suede cloth
    type of:
    cloth, fabric, material, textile
    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
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