Definitions for hair shirt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hair′ shirt′(n.)

  1. a garment of coarse haircloth, worn next to the skin as a penance.

    Category: Religion

Origin of hair shirt:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hair shirt(adj)

    an uncomfortable shirt made of coarse animal hair; worn next to the skin as a penance

  2. hair-shirt, hair-shirted(adj)

    self-sacrificing or austere

Wiktionary

  1. hair shirt(Noun)

    Alternative of hairshirt.

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