seersucker

noun
seer·​suck·​er | \ ˈsir-ˌsə-kər How to pronounce seersucker (audio) \

Definition of seersucker

: a light fabric of linen, cotton, or rayon usually striped and slightly puckered

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Wolf Buy Now Gap seersucker wader pants Buy Now Hamilton Intra-matic watch A wear-with-everything watch that's guaranteed not to go out of style in a year or 20 years. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "The 16 Best New Menswear Items to Buy This Week," 4 May 2018 Franco Schicke wears an Acne Studios Relovo sheer seersucker shirt, $540 at Matches and Versace tribute Medusa stud earrings $300 at Versace. Sarah Spellings And Diana Tsui, The Cut, "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," 8 June 2018 Jamie Foxx wore a Vineyard Vines seersucker blazer to the 2014 Kentucky Derby. Micaela English, Town & Country, "10 Things You Didn't Know About Seersucker," 20 July 2017 This seersucker number with a flattering belt-buckle detail makes the cut. Laura Stoloff, WSJ, "Senior Market Editor Laura Stoloff’s Holiday Gift Guide: Destination Style," 12 Dec. 2018 So the dregs of society includes people in seersucker suits. Fox News, "Tucker: Brett Kavanaugh and the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party," 18 Sep. 2018 Marty Pearl/Special to Courier Journal After the festive hats, the bow ties and the pink and mint green seersucker pants. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "This foolproof Kentucky Derby 'winning' plan starts in the garden," 4 May 2018 Outdoor weddings in the summer trade thick black tuxes for airy light seersucker. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "What Does It Really Mean To Have Southern Taste?," 8 June 2018 Dressed some days in a beige suit or light blue seersucker, Woodard always dons his signature straw boater hat, encircled with a navy and red ribbon. Ian Shapira, Washington Post, "He once defended the poor in court. Now he defends white supremacists.," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of seersucker

1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seersucker

Hindi śīr-śakkar, sīr-sakkar & Urdu shīrshakar, literally, milk and sugar, from Persian shīr-o-shakar

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seersucker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seersucker

: a light type of cloth that has an uneven surface and a pattern of lines

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