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 Peeks of holiday spirit are visible in the mysterious snap, including Berry's outfit, which features red and black gingham. Katie Campione,, 25 Dec. 2021 With the rest of the family in olive green, Charlotte is elegant in her blue gingham dress from Mango, while Louis complements her in his Rachel Riley blue striped T-shirt (the same design George wore as a baby!). Erin Hill,, 13 Dec. 2021 The actor was photographed wearing a pink gingham dress from cult New York label Batsheva. Vogue, 21 Oct. 2021 Frank, who has sharp brown eyes, wore a pink gingham mask. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, 26 Oct. 2020 Also on sale is the AlfaTech Alfani gingham dress shirt, which drops from $50 to $8.96 for an impressive 82% markdown. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 24 Sep. 2020 There’s something about cheerful, colorful gingham that just embodies the feeling of the season. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 30 July 2020 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, 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, 2 May 2020 See More

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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 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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