black sheep

noun
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of black sheep

: a disfavored or disreputable member of a group

Examples of black sheep in a Sentence

  1. She was the black sheep of the family.

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First Known Use of black sheep

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Definition of black sheep for English Language Learners

  • : someone who does not fit in with the rest of a group and is often considered to be a troublemaker or an embarrassment


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