bloody shirt


noun

a bloodstained shirt used to incite a mob to vengeance.
any symbol used for this purpose.

Nearby words

  1. bloodwort,
  2. bloody,
  3. bloody caesar,
  4. bloody flux,
  5. bloody mary,
  6. bloody-minded,
  7. bloody-nosed beetle,
  8. blooey,
  9. blook,
  10. bloom

Origin of bloody shirt

First recorded in 1870–75

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