seer·suck·er | \ˈsir-ˌsə-kər \

Definition of seersucker 

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

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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 From mint juleps to women in fancy hats and guys in seersucker suits, this party is sure to deliver. Alison Stanton, azcentral, "Here's where you can watch the 2018 Kentucky Derby in metro Phoenix," 1 May 2018 Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz blossomed in twinkling micro buds, and Amy Fine Collins got a jump start on summer style in Thom Browne’s slick spin on seersucker. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Wendi Murdoch Toasts Met Gala Monday With an Angelic Soiree," 6 May 2018 The big hats and seersucker suits aren't really Louisville Since auction catalogs designate the stakes winners in horse's bloodlines with bold-faced type, Hip 454's possibilities practically leaped off the page. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Derby hopeful Mendelssohn has the look and genes of a winner," 3 May 2018 Men, too, typically, don their best pastels, seersucker and floral print bow ties. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Kentucky Derby hats through the years, from the boldest to brightest," 3 May 2018 After arguing with a group of American Communists who comprised Havana’s new cafe society, a sobered Cohen shaved the beard and put on a seersucker suit, as recounted by Nadel. Judy Cantor-navas, Billboard, "Leonard Cohen's Havana Adventures Chronicled in New 'Drawn & Recorded' Season: Watch a Preview," 2 May 2018 Guests are encouraged to wear Kentucky Derby attire such as seersucker suits, sundresses and hats. The Aegis, "Harford County Bar Foundation to host Kentucky Derby Fundraiser," 23 Apr. 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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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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