Definition of Naugahyde in English:


Syllabification: Nau·ga·hyde
Pronunciation: /ˈnôɡəˌhīd


North American ( trademark in the US)
An artificial material designed to resemble leather, made from fabric coated with rubber or vinyl resin.
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  • 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.


mid 20th century: from Nauga(tuck), the name of a town in Connecticut, where rubber is manufactured, + -hyde (alteration of hide2).

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