Definition of sackcloth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsækklɒθ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsækklɔːθ//
, NAmE//ˈsækklɑːθ//
(also sacking) [uncountable]
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  • a type of rough cloth made from jute, etc., used for making sacks
  • Idioms
    wear, put on, etc. sackcloth and ashes
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    to behave in a way that shows that you are sorry for something that you have done
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sackcloth