Definition of gingham in English:

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gingham

Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪŋəm/

noun

[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.

Origin

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

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