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
Recent Examples on the Web Even slippers that are actually meant for indoors only, like Patricia Green’s pink gingham pair or Gianvito Rossi’s signature floral pair exclusive to My Theresa, can be put to work, too. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Are Slippers the New Hero Gift This Season?," 4 Dec. 2018 Clad in a black and white gingham dress, Charlotte, who is fourth in line to the throne, was pictured packing food boxes and delivering pasta to elderly residents who are isolating at home because of the pandemic. NBC News, "U.K.'s Princess Charlotte turns 5, parents release pictures of her handing out coronavirus aid," 2 May 2020 Best Spring Gingham Dress Embrace your love for picnics with this gingham dress. Bianca Nieves, Teen Vogue, "19 Cheap Spring Dresses That Look Anything But," 12 Mar. 2020 Other girls’ clear designer see-thru [sic] tote bags: sunglasses, book, tangerine, gingham scrunchie, copy of Vogue. Sophie Kemp, Vogue, "This Writer Has No Feet, Loves Shoes, and Is the Funniest Person on Twitter," 10 Dec. 2019 Best Spring Tie-Dye Dress Tie-dye is now up there with florals, gingham, and polka-dots as the reigning prints of spring and summer. Bianca Nieves, Teen Vogue, "19 Cheap Spring Dresses That Look Anything But," 12 Mar. 2020 The coupling of the gingham and kitten heels borrows a page straight from Friends’ Rachel Green, another fiend for the fabric. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Has a '90s Moment in a Tiny Gingham Mini Dress," 31 July 2019 But that home is no more, and memories of lentil soup simmering in the kitchen and the red and white gingham curtains are just that, precious memories. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, "Blend your memories and future opportunities: Sun Messages," 17 Feb. 2020 Her most recent appearance, at a screening, saw her put a whimsical take on the classic shirt dress, too (her version, by Emilia Wickstead, came in pink gingham with a center cutout). Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Why Florence Pugh Is a Red Carpet Star in the Making," 9 Jan. 2020

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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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6 Jun 2020

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“Gingham.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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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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