Definition of leathered in English:



  • 1Covered or bound with leather.

    ‘leathered tomes’
    • ‘He leaned his head back against the leathered seat and drew his hat lower over his eyes.’
    • ‘The next room is deeply wooded and leathered, luminously brown and opulent, gently mirrored and boothed and windowed.’
    • ‘The interior is like something from the pages of a Vogue home furnishings magazine with soft, muted greys making up the fascia, split with a polished grey birch decorative inlay and a chromed and leathered bespoke interior.’
    • ‘I recognized a slim leathered suitcase with a red badge attached to it.’
    • ‘Rubber cases are cheaper than leathered ones though they are also very effective in protecting your phone.’
    1. 1.1Wearing leather clothes.
      ‘a group of leathered bikers’
      • ‘black-leathered punks’
      • ‘The woman laughed, shook out her hair and waved a leathered hand in the air.’
      • ‘Vin Diesel is the leathered, tattooed roughneck superspy, and the spot sends up Bond tropes like his relationship with Q and his penchant for cool cars and hair's-breadth escapes, but it does it with mock solemnity.’
      • ‘When I was a lad growing up in Cardiff, I was delighted to discover that one of my very favourite bands - the tightly leathered, stadium-rocking Thin Lizzy - were playing a gig in town.’
      • ‘Sheldon hires a black-leathered motorbike assassin with double-barrelled shades to exterminate these pesky interlopers.’
      • ‘A leathered biker pushed past me as I emerged from the restroom.’
      • ‘From 80s synth poppers to black-leathered stadium rockers, Depeche Mode are nothing if not resilient.’
      • ‘Two golden eagles, perched on the leathered forearms of two falconers, took part in one of the most important events at the 18th annual Native American Celebration in the Park.’
    2. 1.2Having a texture like leather; leathery.
      ‘an aged man with leathered skin’
      • ‘Thunderstruck at this voice, I turned to see the leathered and wearied face of my high school friend, Doug.’
      • ‘Guitars are battered and skins leathered, as you'd expect, but whereas lesser-experienced acts might slip into chaos, Call Me Lightning maintain control of their compositions.’
      • ‘His face was leathered, lean, and strong.’
      • ‘He doesn't really look bush-ready, nor does he boast the leathered skin of a man who spends his life in the outdoors.’
      • ‘These treatments really benefit people with very sun-damaged or leathered skins.’
      • ‘Richard is a short man with leathered skin, twinkling eyes and a perpetual ax to grind.’
      • ‘Barefoot and wiry, his leathered face looks older than his 29 years.’
      • ‘Their work-worn hands and leathered faces illustrate just how tough their job is.’
  • 2British informal Extremely drunk.

    • ‘we trawled the bars and clubs and got absolutely leathered’
    • ‘Are you planning on getting leathered tonight?’
    • ‘The month started off with the Ericsson Muzik Awards—and typically I got absolutely leathered on the free booze.’
    • ‘Usually on a day off, I get leathered.’
    • ‘I'm off to get well and truly leathered.’
    • ‘The game usually only lasted eight or nine rounds before everyone was completely leathered.’
    • ‘She's got a lovely fella, and they're settling down, but she called me, leathered from a bar.’
    • ‘He told police: "We had loads, absolutely loads. I could barely stand up and my dad was leathered."’
    • ‘I used to get so leathered that I couldn't remember what I'd done the night before.’
    • ‘What would you do if you saw your mate getting leathered?’
    • ‘Reports of his drinking routinely include descriptions that he became so "leathered" that he needed assistance getting up, not to mention getting home.’
    • ‘What is it about exercise that provokes the desire to get leathered?’
    • ‘She was a bit leathered.’
    • ‘I was a bit leathered, and saw this huge queue, and in my state, decided that queuing is for people with victim mentality, and just walked straight to the front, as if I was supposed to.’
    • ‘He sounds like he's absolutely leathered, too.’
    • ‘Finally the time had come to crack open the Bolly, knock off early, take a taxi into Soho, and get leathered on expenses.’



/ˈleT͟Hərd/ /ˈlɛðərd/