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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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March glanced at Meg, who was looking very pretty in her gingham morning gown, with the little curls blowing about her forehead, and very womanly, as she sat sewing at her little worktable, full of tidy white rolls, so unconscious of the thought in her mother's mind as she sewed and sang, while her fingers flew and her thoughts were busied with girlish fancies as innocent and fresh as the pansies in her belt, that Mrs.
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.
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 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 Doctor immediately repaired to his wardrobe, and soon returned with a black dress coat, made in Jennings' best manner, a pair of sky-blue plaid pantaloons with straps, a pink gingham chemise, a flapped vest of brocade, a white sack overcoat, a walking cane with a hook, a hat with no brim, patent-leather boots, straw-colored kid gloves, an eye-glass, a pair of whiskers, and a waterfall cravat.
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.
Then up spake Sir Hubert of gingham, laughing: "If Your Majesty hath such a desire upon you it is not so hard to satisfy.
They made a pretty picture in the western light which brought out the brightness of the apples on the old scant-leaved boughs--Mary in her lavender gingham and black ribbons holding a basket, while Letty in her well-worn nankin picked up the fallen apples.
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.
The little girl wore a plain gingham dress and a checked sunbonnet, as she knew they were best fitted for travel.
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.