From Malay genggang (“ajar; apart”), or a corruption of French Guingamp, the name of a town in Brittany, France where this cloth may have been made. See gingham on WikipediaWikipedia for more.
gingham (countable and uncountable, plural ginghams)
- A cotton fabric made from dyed and white yarn woven in checks
a cotton fabric made from dyed and white yarn woven in checks