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seersucker (n.)

thin linen fabric, originally imported from the East, 1722, from Hindi sirsakar, said to be an East Indian corruption of Persian shir o shakkar "striped cloth," literally "milk and sugar," a reference to the alternately smooth and puckered surfaces of the stripes. This would be from Persian shir (cognate with Sanskrit ksiram "milk") + shakar (cognate with Pali sakkhara, Sanskrit sarkara "gravel, grit, sugar;" see sugar (n.)).

updated on April 13, 2022

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Definitions of seersucker from WordNet

seersucker (n.)
a light puckered fabric (usually striped);
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

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