Definition of black sheep
: a disfavored or disreputable member of a group
Examples of black sheep in a sentence
She was the black sheep of the family.
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BLACK SHEEP Defined for English Language Learners
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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