ging·​ham | \ˈgiŋ-əm \

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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There are pretty floral-print dresses from the 1960s, gingham off-the-shoulder tops, delicate corsets, Levi’s jeans, and Birkin-esque basket bags. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Is Where All of the Coolest French Girls Get Their Vintage Fashion," 2 July 2018 Several men interpreted the look via extra-roomy suits in shades of mint or lilac, but the guy in HVN’s new baby-pink gingham sweatshirt and shorts looked extra sweet. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The 8 Street-Style Trends We Saw Outside the Spring 2019 Menswear Shows in Europe," 28 June 2018 Top off your weekend essentials with a bathing suit in a bright gingham print and a straw bag for toting all your summer essentials. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "This East Coast Getaway Is the Perfect Alternative to The Hamptons," 26 June 2018 The Duchess of Sussex looked effortlessly chic while wearing a cotton gingham Ashland dress designed by Shoshanna Gruss. Maria Pasquini,, "Surprise! Meghan Markle Joins Serena Williams to Cheer on Prince Harry at Polo Match," 30 June 2018 There is a striped cardigan, a gingham top with bell sleeves, a beaded sweater, a silk scarf and a striped clutch. Allison Carey,, "Talbots and O, The Oprah Magazine create collection to benefit Dress for Success (photos)," 1 Mar. 2018 This season, stripes and gingham prints shine bright as the summer sun. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "30 affordable, celeb-inspired summer dresses that you can wear right now," 27 June 2018 On his Instagram story, Jonas shared a video of the Quantico star walking towards the camera, wearing a matching gingham-print crop top and A-line midi skirt. Meagan Fredette,, "Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra: It's Instagram Official," 23 June 2018 Out in New York this weekend, Hadid was spotted running along the street, carrying a pie in one hand, while wearing an extremely revealing gingham shirt. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Accidentally Shows Some Major Underboob While Out in New York," 3 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of gingham

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


ging·​ham | \ˈgiŋ-əm \

Kids Definition of gingham

: a cotton cloth that is often plaid or checked

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