Definition of seersucker in English:


Line breaks: seer|sucker
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪəsʌkə


[mass noun]
  • A lightweight fabric with a crimped or puckered surface: a colourful seersucker summer jacket
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    • Key fabrics for spring include seersucker, ticking stripes and prints, as well as suede and leather, which are still very prevalent.
    • Linen, seersucker and straw are to be worn in the summer only.
    • They sell both seersucker and linen and to someone used to a Brooks Brothers' level of fit and finish, it's garbage.


early 18th century: from Persian šir o šakar, literally 'milk and sugar', (by transference) 'striped cotton garment' because seersucker formerly was typically striped.

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