gingham

[ ging-uh m ]
/ ˈgɪŋ əm /

noun

yarn-dyed, plain-weave cotton fabric, usually striped or checked.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of gingham

1605–15; < Dutch gingang < Malay gəŋgaŋ, giŋgaŋ with space between, hence, striped
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for gingham

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012