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Friday, September 06, 2013

Definitions for gingham

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

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Citations for gingham
It was gingham, with checks of white and blue; and although the blue was somewhat faded with many washings, it was still a pretty frock. L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz, 1900
Country curtains at the windows, blue gingham with a row of yellow daisies to trim the hem, and white cotton balls fringed the edges. V.C. Andrews, Dark Angel, 1986
Origin of gingham
Gingham is derived from the Malay word ginggang which means "striped cloth." It entered English via the Dutch word gingang.