Definition of gingham in English:


Line breaks: ging|ham
Pronunciation: /ˈgɪŋəm


[mass noun]
  • Lightweight plain-woven cotton cloth, typically checked in white and a bold colour: [as modifier]: gingham curtains
    More example sentences
    • The picnic table is spread with a red and whit gingham cloth.
    • She has a red and white gingham dress and blond pigtails.
    • I thought my pink and white gingham check shirt was just the thing.


early 17th century: from Dutch gingang, from Malay genggang (originally an adjective meaning 'striped').

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