Definition of gingham in English:

gingham

noun

  • Lightweight plain-woven cotton cloth, typically checked in white and a bold color.

    as modifier ‘gingham curtains’
    • ‘I thought my pink and white gingham check shirt was just the thing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Edith wore a sweet pink gingham dress with a white ruffle at the hem and a white apron.’
    • ‘The picnic table is spread with a red and whit gingham cloth.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Dutch gingang, from Malay genggang (originally an adjective meaning ‘striped’).

Pronunciation

gingham

/ˈɡɪŋəm//ˈɡiNGəm/