sackcloth


sack·cloth

noun \ˈsa(k)-ˌklth\

: rough cloth that is used for making sacks

Full Definition of SACKCLOTH

1
:  a coarse cloth of goat or camel's hair or of flax, hemp, or cotton
2
:  a garment of sackcloth worn as a sign of mourning or penitence

Origin of SACKCLOTH

1sack
First Known Use: 13th century

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