noun ging·ham \ˈgiŋ-əm\

: a cotton cloth that often is marked with a pattern of colored squares

Full Definition of GINGHAM

:  a clothing fabric usually of yarn-dyed cotton in plain weave

Examples of GINGHAM

  1. a red and white gingham tablecloth

Origin of GINGHAM

modification of Malay genggang striped cloth
First Known Use: 1615

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile
GINGHAM Defined for Kids


noun ging·ham \ˈgiŋ-əm\

Definition of GINGHAM for Kids

:  a cotton cloth that is often plaid or checked


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