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Definition of hair shirt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hair shirt

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌheə ˈʃɜːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌher ˈʃɜːrt//
 
 
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a shirt made of rough cloth containing hair, worn in the past by people who wished to punish themselves for religious reasons
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hair shirt