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gingham

[ ging-uhm ]
/ ˈgɪŋ əm /
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noun
yarn-dyed, plain-weave cotton fabric, usually striped or checked.
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Origin of gingham

1605–15; <Dutch gingang<Malay gəŋgaŋ, giŋgaŋ with space between, hence, striped
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British Dictionary definitions for gingham

gingham
/ (ˈɡɪŋəm) /

noun
textiles
  1. a cotton fabric, usually woven of two coloured yarns in a checked or striped design
  2. (as modifier)a gingham dress

Word Origin for gingham

C17: from French guingan, from Malay ginggang striped cloth
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