Definition of nubuck in English:


Syllabification: nu·buck
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞oˌbək


  • Cowhide leather that has been rubbed on the outer side of the hide to give it a feel like that of suede.
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    • Other features include Thinsulate Ultra insulation, a stainless-steel shank for rearfoot support, and a 2mm, waterproof, Nubuck leather upper.
    • If you love long day treks on rough terrain, you'll like the Woodland's carbon-rubber Vibram sole, full-grain Nubuck leather upper, and steel shank - a group of features you don't expect at this price.
    • Yet, despite its leather origins, the Nubuck is waterproof for those arduous fall walks in the falling rain - or for chasing down your retriever in a downpour.


early 20th century: perhaps a respelling of new + buck1.

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