Seersucker
Seersucker Seer"suck`er, n. A light fabric, originally made in the East Indies, of silk and linen, usually having alternating stripes, and a slightly craped or puckered surface; also, a cotton fabric of similar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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Seersucker — is a thin, all cotton fabric, commonly striped, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear. The word came into English from Hindi, which originates from the Persian words shir o shakar, meaning milk and sugar , probably from the resemblance …   Wikipedia

  • seersucker — [ sirsɶkɶr ] n. m. • 1838; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. Tissu de coton gaufré écossais ou rayé. ● seersucker nom masculin (anglais seersucker, crépon de coton) Tissu de coton écossais, gaufré et parfois à fines rayures, parfois mélangé à du polyester.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Seersucker — Bindung Krepp Traditionelles Materi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • seersucker — 1722, from Hindi sirsakar, East Indian corruption of Pers. shir o shakkar striped cloth, lit. milk and sugar, a reference to the alternately smooth and puckered surfaces of the stripes. From Pers. shir (Cf. Skt. ksiram milk ) + shakar (Cf. Pali… …   Etymology dictionary

  • seersucker — ► NOUN ▪ a fabric with a puckered surface. ORIGIN from a Persian phrase meaning milk and sugar (with reference to the alternating stripes in which the fabric was originally woven) …   English terms dictionary

  • seersucker — [sir′suk΄ər] n. [Hindi shirshaker < Pers shir u shakar, lit., milk and sugar, also a kind of striped linen cloth] a light, crinkled fabric of linen, cotton, etc., usually with a striped pattern …   English World dictionary

  • Seersucker — Seer|su|cker 〈[si:ə(r)sʌkə(r)] m. 3; Textilw.〉 leichter Leinenstoff aus abwechselnd flachen u. gekräuselten Bereichen, wird bes. für Tafel , Küchen u. Bettwäsche verwendet [engl., „Krepp“] * * * Seer|su|cker [ si:ɐ̯sakɐ ], der; s [engl.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • seersucker — noun Seersucker is used before these nouns: ↑suit …   Collocations dictionary

  • Seersucker — Seer|su|cker [ siəsʌkə] der; s <aus gleichbed. engl. seersucker, dies über Hindi śɪ̲rś’akar aus pers. šɪ̲r wa šakar »Milch u. Zucker«> Baumwoll[misch]gewebe mit Kreppeffekt, der durch unterschiedliche Kettspannung u. Mischung von stark u.… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • seersucker — seer·suck·er (sîr’sŭk′ər) n. ▸ A light thin fabric, generally cotton or rayon, with a crinkled surface and a usually striped pattern. ╂ [Hindi śīrśakkar, sīrsakar and Urdu šīršakar, milk and sugar, a kind of silk cloth, both from Persian šīr o… …   Word Histories

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