Gingham
Gingham Ging"ham, n. [F. guingan; cf. Jav. ginggang; or perh. fr. Guingamp, in France.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gingham — is a fabric made from dyed cotton yarn. The name is Indonesian in origin, assimilated into Dutch. When originally imported (in the 17th century), it was a striped fabric, but from the mid 18th century, when it was being produced in the mills of… …   Wikipedia

  • Gingham — (Köpergingham), Baumwollen Merinos, s. Weberei …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Gingham — (Gingang), ostind. Baumwollstoffe, jetzt die gestreifte oder gewürfelte engl., schott. oder Wiener Leinwand, dicht gewebt aus gefärbtem Baumwollgarn …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • gingham — 1610s, from Du. gingang, traders rendering of a Malay word said to be ginggang striped, used as a noun with the sense of striped cotton. Cf. Fr. guingan, Sp. guinga, It. gingano, Ger. gingang …   Etymology dictionary

  • gingham — ► NOUN ▪ lightweight plain woven cotton cloth, typically checked. ORIGIN from a Malay word meaning striped …   English terms dictionary

  • gingham — [giŋ′əm] n. [< Du gingang or Fr guingan, ult. < Malay ginggang, striped (cloth)] a yarn dyed cotton cloth, usually woven in stripes, checks, or plaids …   English World dictionary

  • gingham — [[t]gɪ̱ŋəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Gingham is cotton cloth which has a woven pattern of small squares, usually in white and one other colour. ...a gingham apron. ...gingham check shorts …   English dictionary

  • gingham — /ging euhm/, n. yarn dyed, plain weave cotton fabric, usually striped or checked. [1605 15; < D gingang < Malay gangan, gingan with space between, hence, striped] * * * ▪ fabric       plain woven fabric, originally made completely of cotton… …   Universalium

  • Gingham — Ging|ham: ↑Gingan. Gin|gan [ gɪŋgan], Gingham [ gɪŋəm], der; s, s [engl. gingham < malai. ginggang, eigtl. = gestreift]: gemustertes Baumwollgewebe in Leinenbindung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • gingham — ging|ham [ˈgıŋəm] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; : Malay; Origin: genggang] cotton cloth that has a pattern of small white and coloured squares on it ▪ a red and white gingham tablecloth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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