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nounNorthern English, Scottish
A shirt or chemise.
- ‘He wore a sark of black silk, embroidered with strange beasts in red and gold.’
- ‘Mason stood stripped to his sark in the snow, with nothing on but his trousers.’
Old English serc, of Germanic origin.
One of the Channel Islands, a small island lying to the east of Guernsey.
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