sackcloth

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noun sack·cloth \ ˈsa(k)-ˌklȯth \

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

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Origin and Etymology of sackcloth



SACKCLOTH Defined for English Language Learners

sackcloth

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Definition of sackcloth for English Language Learners

  • : rough cloth that is used for making sacks



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