sheep·​skin | \ ˈshēp-ˌskin How to pronounce sheepskin (audio) \

Definition of sheepskin

1a : the skin of a sheep also : leather prepared from it
b : parchment
c : a garment made of or lined with sheepskin
2 : diploma

Examples of sheepskin in a Sentence

a bag made of sheepskin jobs that don't require a sheepskin
Recent Examples on the Web Featuring a strappy silhouette, cushioned platform sole, and curly sheepskin, these comfy kicks are cozy and warm but still breathable for summer — just take it from the birthday crew who wore them outside in sunny California. Claire Harmeyer,, 14 July 2022 These slip-ons, made out of 100% sheepskin, will keep her warm from the ground up. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 12 Aug. 2022 It can be worn above the knee to expose the cute button details or rolled down for a pop of sheepskin. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 12 Aug. 2022 The sheepskin-upholstered Progetti armchairs are by Giorgetti, based north of Milan. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, 9 Aug. 2022 The instructor is seated on a sheepskin mat in front of a dozen quartz bowls. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 30 July 2022 The slippers are designed with quality materials including a sheepskin suede outer, shearling liner and durable rubber soles. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2022 Finally, the fourth Drop earpads are a hybrid velour design that combines a sheepskin outer ring with velour on the face for the best of both worlds. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 2 June 2022 Another, beside a woodpile, wore a sheepskin-and-leather jacket that was speckled with unmelted snow. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sheepskin

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Sheepskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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sheep·​skin | \ ˈshēp-ˌskin How to pronounce sheepskin (audio) \

Kids Definition of sheepskin

: the skin of a sheep or leather prepared from it


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