Origin of gingham
Examples from the Web for gingham
Machine work—Belt, gingham apron oversleeves, child's dress with waist, uniform apron.The Making of a Trade School|Mary Schenck Woolman
Had Gingham and I been equally punctilious, we should not have reached Toulouse by dinner-time.
Except for that, her dresses had always been of gingham or calico.When Sarah Went to School|Elsie Singmaster
Gingham was first manufactured in Gonghamp in France and was known as Madras gingham.
It is well to test the skirt and waist patterns by using inexpensive materials, such as calico, gingham, or cheap lining.
British Dictionary definitions for gingham
- a cotton fabric, usually woven of two coloured yarns in a checked or striped design
- (as modifier)a gingham dress
Word Origin for gingham
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.