[ seer-suhk-er ]
/ ˈsɪərˌsʌk ər /
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a plainwoven cotton, rayon, or linen fabric: traditionally a striped cotton with alternate stripes crinkled in the weaving.
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Origin of seersucker
1715–25; <Hindi sīrsakar<Persian shīr o shakar literally, milk and sugar
Words nearby seersucker
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British Dictionary definitions for seersucker
/ (ˈsɪəˌsʌkə) /
a light cotton, linen, or other fabric with a crinkled surface and often striped
Word Origin for seersucker
C18: from Hindi śīrśakar, from Persian shīr o shakkar, literally: milk and sugar
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