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Definition of "gingham" []

  • A yarn-dyed cotton fabric woven in stripes, checks, plaids, or solid colors. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gingham" in a sentence
  • "I was so moved by his images on the wall: black women in gingham dresses with mile-wide smiles as they held up their voter registration cards; Martin Luther King's widow Coretta Scott King at the funeral of the civil rights leader; images of Negro League players; striking sanitation workers with their "I Am a Man" signs from just weeks before King's assassination."
  • "I expressed concern about finishing high school at an institution paved in gingham, a place that didn’t involve gum under the desks or drug paraphernalia in the halls."
  • "I know that their peace is only partial, but there is peace, often hours and days of peace. quiet clean girls in gingham dresses ..., from Love is a Dog from Hell"