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sackcloth

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noun sack·cloth \ˈsa(k)-ˌklȯth\

Simple Definition of sackcloth

  • : rough cloth that is used for making sacks

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sackcloth

  1. 1 :  a coarse cloth of goat or camel's hair or of flax, hemp, or cotton

  2. 2 :  a garment of sackcloth worn as a sign of mourning or penitence

Origin and Etymology of sackcloth

1sack


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with sackcloth

betroth, breechcloth, broadcloth, cheesecloth, clothes moth, dishcloth, drop cloth, facecloth, floorcloth, grass cloth, ground cloth, ground sloth, haircloth, hawk moth, hellbroth, loincloth, oilcloth, sailcloth, silk moth, sphinx moth, sponge cloth, washcloth, whole cloth, wire cloth



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