seersucker

noun
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 But no one, perhaps, is a bigger Parker devotee than Mr. Fitzpatrick, who attended the ceremony in a seersucker suit. New York Times, 26 Aug. 2021 Tune in for talk of judges, Maaco, Earl Scheib, seersucker suits, iron lungs, and Pearley's warm goodbye to the best dog ever, Alabama. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, 20 Aug. 2021 Clad in a Thom Browne seersucker shorts suit, Kooper storms the White House to make some calls, deliver some coffee, and, of course, create some content. Christian Allair, Vogue, 9 Aug. 2021 Think for a moment of this common 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, refinery29.com, 12 July 2021 Ganni’s seersucker check dress — more recently, these trends have been taking over TikTok. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 7 June 2021 Your bedtime routine just got sweeter thanks to these luxe, wind-down robes, from a crisp seersucker and lightweight linens. Madeline Swanson, Vogue, 30 Apr. 2021 Giorgio Armani—Regular fit shirt in plain-coloured cotton seersucker. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 The full menswear lineup includes everything from seersucker suiting separates, polo shirts and OCBDs to tracksuits, tennis sweaters and wristbands. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 4 May 2021

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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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“Seersucker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seersucker. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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seersucker

noun

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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