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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But if playing Bond was a grueling marathon, donning the seersucker bathing suit of Benoit Blanc is a downright holiday. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 9 Nov. 2022 Looking ahead to spring 2023, Caruso has developed several new qualities of seersucker in superfine tropical wool, in green, camel and other contemporary colors, challenging the fabric’s stuffy blue-and-white-striped stereotype. Aleks Cvetkovic, Robb Report, 4 Sep. 2022 Visiting a Greek island while solving his latest mystery, Benoit Blanc (Craig) tries to soak up some sun and make use of the amenities, trawling the grounds in a blue-and-white-striped seersucker swimming costume. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 11 Sep. 2022 This warm-weather friendly camp collar shirt constructed in seersucker cotton by go-to essentials retailer J.Crew is ideal for anywhere and all-the-time wear. Bernd Fischer, Men's Health, 28 July 2022 There’s a time and a place for linen or seersucker in every man’s life. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 19 July 2022 Wear your derby hats and seersucker attire and join the fun. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 28 Apr. 2022 Alternatively, swap your traditional seersucker for something eye-catching like a patterned jacket and pants. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 5 Apr. 2022 The region’s reputation as an aerie of Range Rovers, seersucker and privilege is on point, but that doesn’t capture its serene beauty. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 19 May 2022 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 4 Dec. 2022.

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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