gingham

noun
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 Saoirse is in the middle, wearing a gingham dress, and Beanie, in sequins, embraces her, as does Kaitlyn. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Saoirse Ronan and Beanie Feldstein Had a "Lady Bird" Reunion," 28 Oct. 2019 Checked gingham is making a comeback, while crushed velvet is making inroads into the summertime wardrobe as fashion takes comfort in nostalgia. Colleen Barry, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fendi lets sun shine on post-Lagerfeld era, glancing back," 19 Sep. 2019 Checked gingham is making a comeback, while crushed velvet is making inroads into the summertime wardrobe as fashion takes comfort in nostalgia. Washington Post, "Fendi lets sun shine on post-Lagerfeld era, glancing back," 19 Sep. 2019 Instantly, conjuring up images of the perfect picnic, gingham is a print that never loses it’s appeal and comes in countless new and refreshed styles. Dominique Hobdy, Essence, "It's The Season of Gingham, These Are The Pieces You Need," 25 June 2019 Gelman tallies outposts on her fingers, her nails painted a bright-yellow gingham: Flatiron, SoHo, Dumbo, D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Chloe Malle, Vogue, "Imperial Pink? The Wing Gears Up to Go Global," 8 Aug. 2018 An impatient patron in an orange gingham shirt started whining—typical. Emma Allen, The New Yorker, "If Your Goldendoodle Is a Gastronome," 19 Aug. 2019 Rodriguez kept the look more classic with a blue single-breasted suit, choosing instead to nod to Lopez’s ensemble with his gingham button-up shirt. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "JLo and A-Rod’s Latest Date Night Look Is All About Matching Checkers," 21 Oct. 2018 Ditch denim for a bright gingham short; by sticking to the Instagram-favorite silhouette, your look will still feel on-brand. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "VSCO Girl Outfits That Will Make You Feel Like an Influencer," 21 Aug. 2019

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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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The first known use of gingham was in 1615

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6 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Gingham.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ginghams. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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gingham

noun
How to pronounce gingham (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gingham

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

gingham

noun
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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