seer·​suck·​er ˈsir-ˌsə-kər How to pronounce seersucker (audio)
: a light fabric of linen, cotton, or rayon usually striped and slightly puckered

Examples of seersucker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, sweaty folks like myself appreciate seersucker. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 31 May 2023 Since this season calls for lightweight, breathable fabrics, the best summer wedding attire for men should include summer suits made of materials like linen, cotton, seersucker, and chambray to keep you feeling cool and looking collected. Ted Stafford, Men's Health, 30 June 2023 Exceptions to the rules are doled out cautiously: the color navy is permitted Friday through Sunday but discouraged during the week; seersucker can be worn in the summer months, and white sneakers only on weekends. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 18 Sep. 2023 He’s been wearing a pinstripe seersucker suit since morning. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 23 June 2023 To wit, the edit includes everything from a lightweight Piacenza Cashmere jacquard polo to Loretta Caponi seersucker shorts in dreamy pastel hues from pink to baby blue. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 20 June 2023 Fabric 100% Italian Wool Fit Slim Todd Snyder Italian Seersucker Madison Drawstring Suit in Black $746 at Todd Snyder Texture is key the breathability of seersucker. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 14 Aug. 2023 The British retailer launched its 2023 Spring Lookbook in May, which showed off a preview of the new Dockside variations paired with warm-weather staples such as Italian seersucker, Japanese denim, and new shirting that’s handmade in India. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 June 2023 Think for a moment of this common American summer tableau: a cheerful clique in seersucker or linen, gathered around a tray of oysters, clinking sparkly glasses dripping with beads of condensation. Michelle Santiago Cortés,, 9 July 2021 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seersucker was in 1722

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Cite this Entry

“Seersucker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


seer·​suck·​er ˈsi(ə)r-ˌsək-ər How to pronounce seersucker (audio)
: a light fabric usually striped and having parallel wrinkles
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