Definitions for seersuckerˈsɪərˌsʌk ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

seer•suck•erˈsɪərˌsʌk ər(n.)

  1. a plain-weave cotton or cottonlike fabric, usu. striped and having a characteristic crinkled texture.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of seersucker:

1715–25; < Hindi sīrsakar < Pers shīr o shakar lit., milk and sugar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. seersucker(noun)

    a light puckered fabric (usually striped)


  1. seersucker(Noun)

    A thin, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped, used to make clothing for summer wear.

  2. seersucker(Noun)

    An article made from such fabric.

  3. Origin: From शीर - शक्कर, from (shir-o shekar), meaning 'milk and sugar'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seersucker(noun)

    a light fabric, originally made in the East Indies, of silk and linen, usually having alternating stripes, and a slightly craped or puckered surface; also, a cotton fabric of similar appearance


  1. Seersucker

    Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped or chequered, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear. The word came into English from Hindustani, which originates from the words "kheer aur shakkar", meaning "milk and sugar", probably from the resemblance of its smooth and rough stripes to the smooth texture of milk and the bumpy texture of sugar. Seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. This feature causes the fabric to be mostly held away from the skin when worn, facilitating heat dissipation and air circulation. It also means that pressing is not necessary. Common items of clothing made from seersucker include suits, shorts, shirts, and robes. The most common colors for it are white and blue; however, it is produced in a wide variety of colors, usually alternating colored stripes and puckered white stripes slightly wider than pin stripes.


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