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

Examples of seersucker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This gorgeous trio features three options: a light blue with pearls, a pink seersucker with gold hearts, and a yellow with embroidered flowers. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "8 Spring Face Masks to Stay Protected and Stylish This Season," 1 Mar. 2021 There was fan weather, fur weather, umbrella and parasol weather, overcoat and seersucker weather. Kori Rumore,, "Chicago Christmas forecast — slight chance of flurries overnight: Here is the warmest and coldest holiday weather since 1871," 24 Dec. 2020 Felix dresses up: a pale seersucker suit, a sumptuously soft dark suit, a jaunty racing cap. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“On the Rocks,” Reviewed: Sofia Coppola’s Self-Questioning Film of a Father’s Destructive Dazzle," 22 Oct. 2020 Armored police vehicles in the parking lot replaced the normal throngs of Derby-goers in seersucker and showy hats. CBS News, "Thousands protest the police killing of Breonna Taylor outside Kentucky Derby," 5 Sep. 2020 There were no fanciful hats or seersucker suits or crowds, with a cap of 250 allowed inside for an event that last year drew 131,256 spectators. Jean Marbella,, "No infield, no party tents, no hats heralding the springtime. Still, Preakness endures.," 3 Oct. 2020 Worn with a striped grey blouse and cropped seersucker pants, the combination was appealing. Vogue, "Sarah Jessica Parker Finds a Mask Worthy of Carrie Bradshaw," 24 Sep. 2020 Forget the mint juleps in souvenir glasses, men in seersucker suits and women wearing hats exploding in a floral frenzy. CBS News, "Kentucky Derby will be unlike any other: "It's going to be weird"," 4 Sep. 2020 Available in three fun prints — blue seersucker, a black-and-white gingham, and large black-and-white checks — the masks are made with two layers of cotton fabric. Kami Phillips,, "J.Crew Secretly Launched a Stylish 3-Pack of Reusable Face Masks for Just $18," 9 July 2020

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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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9 Mar 2021

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“Seersucker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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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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