ging·​ham | \ ˈgiŋ-əm How to pronounce gingham (audio) \

Definition of gingham

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

Examples of gingham in a Sentence

a red and white gingham tablecloth
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First Known Use of gingham

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gingham

modification of Malay genggang striped cloth

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“Gingham.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gingham

: a cotton cloth that often has a pattern of colored squares


ging·​ham | \ ˈgiŋ-əm How to pronounce gingham (audio) \

Kids Definition of gingham

: a cotton cloth that is often plaid or checked

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