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ging·ham

 (gĭng′əm)
n.
A yarn-dyed cotton or cotton blend fabric usually woven in checks, plaids, or stripes.

[Dutch ginggang, from Malay genggang, ginggang, apart, separated by a space, striped (as in kain genggang, striped cloth, gingham).]

gingham

(ˈɡɪŋəm)
n
(Textiles) textiles
a. a cotton fabric, usually woven of two coloured yarns in a checked or striped design
b. (as modifier): a gingham dress.
[C17: from French guingan, from Malay ginggang striped cloth]

ging•ham

(ˈgɪŋ əm)

n.
yarn-dyed, plain-weave cotton fabric, usu. striped or checked.
[1605–15; < Dutch gingang < Malay gəŋgaŋ, giŋgaŋ with space between, hence, striped]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gingham - a clothing fabric in a plaid weavegingham - a clothing fabric in a plaid weave  
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations

gingham

[ˈgɪŋəm] N (= material) → guingán m

gingham

[ˈgɪŋəm] nvichy m

gingham

nGingan m, → Gingham m

gingham

[ˈgɪŋəm] n (material) → percalle m a righe (or quadretti)
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The telegram says 'light hair, red-checked gingham dress, and straw hat.
When Louise Trunnion came out of the front door of her house she still wore the gingham dress in which she had been washing dishes.
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.
One was of snuffy colored gingham which Marilla had been tempted to buy from a peddler the preceding summer because it looked so serviceable; one was of black-and-white checkered sateen which she had picked up at a bargain counter in the winter; and one was a stiff print of an ugly blue shade which she had purchased that week at a Carmody store.
Besides the kitchen, there was a living-room, with a wide double bed built against the wall, properly made up with blue gingham sheets and pillows.
The child had kissed her uncle and aunt affectionately before she went upstairs, and now she looked around her little room rather wistfully, gazing at the simple trinkets and worn calico and gingham dresses, as if they were old friends.
Saxon made for herself simple house slips of pretty gingham, with neat low collars turned back from her fresh round throat.
Little Jacob applauded till his hands were sore; Kit cried 'an-kor' at the end of everything, the three-act piece included; and Barbara's mother beat her umbrella on the floor, in her ecstasies, until it was nearly worn down to the gingham.
The women had on sun-bonnets; and some had linsey-woolsey frocks, some gingham ones, and a few of the young ones had on calico.
I've bought a piece of unbleached muslin and a piece o' brown gingham for her to make up; that'll keep her busy.
The little girl wore a plain gingham dress and a checked sunbonnet, as she knew they were best fitted for travel.
But I fancy there were times when she thought it rather hard that the daughter of a roving adventurer--as she considered him--like Blair Stanley should disport herself in silk dresses, while her own daughters must go clad in gingham and muslin--for those were the days when a feminine creature got one silk dress in her lifetime, and seldom more than one.