Seersucker meaning

sîrsŭkər
A light thin fabric, generally cotton or rayon, with a crinkled surface and a usually striped pattern.
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A light, crinkled fabric of linen, cotton, etc., usually with a striped pattern.
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A thin, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped, used to make clothing for summer wear.
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(countable) An article made from such fabric.
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Origin of seersucker

  • Hindi śīrśakkar, sīrsakar Urdu šīršakar milk and sugar, a kind of silk cloth both from Persian šīr-o-šakar šīr milk (from Middle Persian) o and (from Middle Persian u) (from Old Persian utā) šakar sugar (from Sanskrit śarkarā the fabric being so called from the resemblance of its smooth and rough stripes to the smooth surface of milk and bumpy texture of sugar)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindi शीर - शक्कर (śīr-Å›akkar), from Persian شیر Ùˆ شکر (shir-o shekar, “milk and sugar").

    From Wiktionary