Short for skeuomorph /ˈskjuːəmɔrf/ skew-ə-morf, or skeuomorphism.

Usually a digital interface that employs "real-world" textures or effects to make an interface feel more comfortable, or more like the original thing it is emulating.
Skeu in a digital notebook application may be leather stitching and texture as well as torn paper details to emulate a real-world notebook.
by ArtInRuins September 11, 2012

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