seersucker

light puckered cotton or linen fabric

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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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  • Seersucker — Seer suck er, n. A light fabric, originally made in the East Indies, of silk and linen, usually having alternating stripes, and a slightly craped or puckered surface; also, a cotton fabric of similar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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — CRINKLE, or SEERSUCKER Originally a silk fabric with flat and puckered stripes alternating across the fabric. Now applied to cotton dress fabrics of the better quality crimp styles, woven 32 in. wide in many weights. Two beams are required, one… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 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

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