What does the word gingham mean?

Usage examples for gingham

  1. There was a pause before Mr. Gingham answered. – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
  2. And right while I wus cryin' onto that gingham apron, she made me promise to carry them two errents of hern to the President, and to get 'em done for her if I possibly could. – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)