What does gingham mean?

Definitions for gingham
ˈgɪŋ əmging·ham

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gingham(noun)

    a clothing fabric in a plaid weave


  1. gingham(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From genggang.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gingham(noun)

    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

    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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