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seersucker

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noun seer·suck·er \ˈsir-ˌsə-kər\

Simple Definition of seersucker

  • : a light type of cloth that has an uneven surface and a pattern of lines

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of seersucker

  1. :  a light fabric of linen, cotton, or rayon usually striped and slightly puckered

Origin and Etymology of seersucker

Hindi śīr-śakkar, sīr-sakkar & Urdu shīrshakar, literally, milk and sugar, from Persian shīr-o-shakar


First Known Use: 1722


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