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[mass noun] Lightweight plain-woven cotton cloth, typically checked in white and a bold colour.[as modifier] ‘gingham curtains’
- ‘The picnic table is spread with a red and whit gingham cloth.’
- ‘Edith wore a sweet pink gingham dress with a white ruffle at the hem and a white apron.’
- ‘She has a red and white gingham dress and blond pigtails.’
- ‘It contained a four-poster bed with gingham curtains, a large rug, two large chairs, a bedside table, and a large bookshelf.’
- ‘I thought my pink and white gingham check shirt was just the thing.’
Early 17th century: from Dutch gingang, from Malay genggang (originally an adjective meaning striped).
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