Etymology
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sackcloth (n.)

"coarse textile fabric worn as penitential or grieving garb," late 13c., literally "cloth of which sacks are made," from sack (n.1) + cloth. In the Bible it was of goats' or camels' hair, the coarsest used for clothing.

updated on October 31, 2021

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Definitions of sackcloth from WordNet

sackcloth (n.)
a garment made of coarse sacking; formerly worn as an indication of remorse;
sackcloth (n.)
a coarse cloth resembling sacking;
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