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Definitions for gingham
ˈgɪŋ əmging·ham

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ginghamnoun

    a clothing fabric in a plaid weave


  1. ginghamnoun

    A cotton fabric made from dyed and white yarn woven in checks

  2. Etymology: From genggang.


  1. Gingham

    Gingham, also called Vichy check, is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric typically with striped, check or plaid duotone patterns, in bright colour and in white made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarns. It is made of carded, medium or fine yarns.


  1. gingham

    Gingham is a lightweight, typically cotton fabric, that is characterized by its checkered pattern. The pattern is formed by dyed and undyed threads woven together, traditionally in colors like blue, red, or green against a white background. This fabric is often used in creating clothes, tablecloths, curtains, and other home decor items.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ginghamnoun

    a kind of cotton or linen cloth, usually in stripes or checks, the yarn of which is dyed before it is woven; -- distinguished from printed cotton or prints

  2. Etymology: [F. guingan; cf. Jav. ginggang; or perh. fr. Guingamp, in France.]


  1. Gingham

    Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gingham

    ging′ham, n. a kind of cotton cloth, woven from coloured yarns into stripes or checks, manufactured chiefly for dresses. [Fr. guingan, acc. to Littré, a corr. of Guingamp, in Brittany.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Gingham

    A corruption of Guingamp in Brittany, where the cotton stuff brought from Java, there called gingang, was dyed and made into umbrella covers before silk and alpaca came into use for this purpose. Hence the slang term for an umbrella. See “Gamp.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gingham in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gingham in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gingham in a Sentence

  1. Judy Garland:

    Ever since The Wizard of Oz I’ve been accused of being twelve years old. You should see some of the disappointed looks I get, when people lay eyes on me in person. They expect someone in gingham, with braids, to come out singing ‘Over the Rainbow.’ And out I come, instead.

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