seersucker

[ seer-suhk-er ]
/ ˈsɪərˌsʌk ər /

noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for seersucker

seersucker
/ (ˈsɪəˌsʌkə) /

noun

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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