- yarn-dyed, plain-weave cotton fabric, usually striped or checked.
Origin of gingham
Examples from the Web for gingham
The hands with which she tied a white apron over her gingham one were shaking.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He led her in, glancing at her gingham dress, a little puzzled.The Vagrant Duke
The gingham dress in which she worked every morning was also hanging on its hook.In Apple-Blossom Time</p>
Clara Louise Burnham
The gingham morning-gown she had not changed was huddled on her, and crumpled about her.A Houseful of Girls
The jackets were made of the Irish gingham I brought from home.Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak
- a cotton fabric, usually woven of two coloured yarns in a checked or striped design
- (as modifier)a gingham dress
Word Origin and History for gingham
1610s, from Dutch gingang, traders' rendering of a Malay word said to be ginggang "striped," used as a noun with the sense of "striped cotton." Cf. French guingan, Spanish guinga, Italian gingano, German gingang.