Part of speech: noun
Origin: American English, early 19th century
A linen-finished gingham cloth with a white weft and a colored warp, producing a mottled appearance.
Examples of Chambray in a sentence
"He wore a blue chambray shirt with pearl snap buttons."
"Chambray will be making a comeback in stores this fall."
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Chambray is a specific type of fabric woven with a white weft and colored warp. If you're not a weaver this might not mean much, but it produces a slightly mottled colored fabric.
Did you Know?
Fans of the "Canadian Tuxedo" will have a bit of chambray in their closet. Most modern chambray is a lightweight verson of denim, and will complete an all-blue jeans ensemble quite nicely.