Definition of Naugahyde in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈnôɡəˌhīd/


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


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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Nau·ga·hyde

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.