black sheep

noun

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.

First Known Use of black sheep

1657


BLACK SHEEP Defined for English Language Learners

black sheep

noun

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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