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 options like gingham, chenille, and of course, Drummond's signature florals and bright colors. Megan Friedman, House Beautiful, "‘Pioneer Woman’ Star Ree Drummond’s Fall Bedding Line Perfectly Captures Her Style," 25 Oct. 2018 The Tie Bar sells $55 non-iron shirts now, too, in solids, ginghams, checks, and chambrays. Kara Baskin,, "Pants that won’t upstage your neckwear from the Tie Bar," 5 Apr. 2018 Hotel Peter and Paul is actually a bundle of buildings: a 19th-century Catholic church, schoolhouse, convent, and rectory reimagined by Ash NYC with gingham drapes woven in Switzerland and antique furniture shipped from Europe. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Great Food Scene, Beach Town, and More: The 2019 Trends We're Calling Now," 18 Dec. 2018 Of course, there’s a ruby red slipper and a bicycle fit for even the most discerning of Totos, but there’s also a baby blue frock by the Vampire’s Wife that upgrades Dorothy’s gingham. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "This Fantasy Gift Guide Holds the Key to a Happily Ever After Holiday," 4 Dec. 2018 According to Vanity Fair, the Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a brown gingham dress and a pair of black sunglass to shade her eyes from the sun, and likely, to also stave off the paparazzi. Alex Warner, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Took a Casual Stroll with Baby Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte," 16 May 2018 In the snapshot, the royal sports a gingham dress, dark clogs, and an adorably devious smile. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Princess Charlotte Looks Identical to Princess Diana's Niece Lady Kitty Spencer," 26 Nov. 2018 Ladies sported on-trend styles ranging from gingham prints to chic cutouts and cool-as-ever jumpsuits. Logan Sykes, Town & Country, "Night At The Museum: The Guggenheim's Young Collectors Party," 20 Mar. 2015 At the window, a drag queen in a bouffant and a gingham apron greets patrons in a slow Texas drawl. Melissa Kravitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 'Texas Chili Queens' Behind the World's First and Only Drag Queen Food Truck," 1 Oct. 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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