Definition of seersucker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɪəsʌkə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪrsʌkər//
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a type of light cotton cloth with a pattern of raised lines and squares on its surface Word Originearly 18th cent.: from Persian šir o šakar, literally ‘milk and sugar’, (by transference) ‘striped cotton garment’ because seersucker formerly was typically striped.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: seersucker