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German, adjective

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So called because introduced by German immigrants; see Bowie quotation 1994.
In the Special collocations German print, or (occasionally) German chintz.
A cheap cotton dress-material with white floral or geometrical designs, usually on a dark blue or chocolate-brown background; African print, see African adjective1 sense 2 b; sis noun1 sense 2. Also attributive. See also voerchitz.
1956 J. Chatterton Return of Drums 27He paused and looked at the little girl dressed in the German print frock.
1994 Weekly Mail & Guardian 13 May 8To mark ‘Independence Day’..township revellers donned ethnic costume: old fashioned Sotho seseshwe, of German print cloth.
A cheap cotton dress-material with white floral or geometrical designs, usually on a dark blue or chocolate-brown background; African print, see Africanadjective2 b; sisnoun2. Also attributive.

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