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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Recent Examples on the Web As always, Billie Porter made the case for couture-ish drama in menswear by pairing Thom Browne’s Spring 2020 seersucker cape with a divine Stephen Jones hat. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "The Best Dressed Stars at the 2019 American Music Awards," 25 Nov. 2019 In the August heat, Carter wore a white seersucker jacket and tie with a jaunty pocket square. Jon Garelick,, "At Newport Jazz Festival, highlights were all over the map, and that’s a good thing," 4 Aug. 2019 In honor of the regatta, Princess Charlotte sported an appropriately nautical seersucker dress by Ralph Lauren with a pleated fit-and-flare skirt and a Peter Pan collar. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Where to Buy Princess Charlotte's Adorable Seersucker Dress," 9 Aug. 2019 The loose and breezy seersucker frock is perfect for transitional summer-to-fall weather. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Makes a Surprise Work Appearance in a Floral Emilia Wickstead Dress," 10 Sep. 2019 Cook had started the tradition among his co-workers of wearing seersucker on July 18 at his previous place of employment., "Seersucker Day in University Heights July 18; All Out of Love at Cain Park; more: Press Run," 21 June 2019 Here in the Turf Club, there is seersucker and silly hats, sweaty beverages and expensive sauces. Los Angeles Times, "Postcard From L.A.: Del Mar always brings out the social crowd. This year, protesters also showed up," 25 July 2019 The yellow and seersucker coloring create a fresh look, and the light cotton fabric will keep you cool. Brittany Loggins, NBC News, "The best summer office dresses under $100," 5 July 2019 Once again, Tseng insinuated himself into some of the pictures, passing as an ally in seersucker and a smirk. Brian Dillon, The New Yorker, "Tseng Kwong Chi, an “Ambiguous Ambassador” to Life in America," 23 June 2019

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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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17 Feb 2020

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“Seersucker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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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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