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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
1605-1615
Gingham is derived from the Malay word ginggang which means "striped cloth." It entered English via the Dutch word gingang.