nounmass nounTrademark ; North American
An artificial material designed to resemble leather, made from fabric coated with rubber or vinyl resin.‘Pulleys are fashioned from camshafts, benches constructed of steel piping, scrap wood and faux Naugahyde.’
- ‘It was such a lovely warm day our crazy neighbor to the west spent most of the afternoon smoking while sitting in the harvest gold, Naugahyde recliner she keeps in her garage.’
- ‘He made the circle of Naugahyde chairs, pumping our hands.’
- ‘Brian was sitting on his bed, and his parents were sitting in the twin Naugahyde armchairs, facing Dolores.’
- ‘Their teacher sat waiting in a low-slung Naugahyde chair.’
Early 20th century from Nauga(tuck), the name of a town in Connecticut, US, where rubber is manufactured, + -hyde (alteration of hide).
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