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 The furry shoes are lined with sheepskin that not only keeps toes warm and toasty but also wicks moisture away to keep your feet nice and dry. Rebecca Carhart, Travel + Leisure, 29 Mar. 2021 These lookalike UGGs are made from 100% top-quality sheepskin and managed to keep our tester's feet warm and dry. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 31 Dec. 2020 These shoes feature a feminine bow detailing on the side, while the boot itself is made from suede and sheepskin with a faux fur lining. Arielle Tschinkel And Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2021 Each pair is fully lined with genuine sheepskin shearling that is cozy on your feet and has a soft suede upper and sole. Rebecca Carhart, Travel + Leisure, 29 Mar. 2021 In Siberia, Putin wore a quaint sheepskin jacket and pants, matching with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu., 28 Mar. 2021 His collections offer all the bourgeois-at-play classics: buttery sheepskin bombers, clean-lined trench coats accented with leather collars and epaulets, blue jeans deftly tailored to defy seasonal trends. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2021 Over the weekend, photos and videos of Putin behind the wheel of a camouflage all-terrain vehicle donning a caramel sheepskin suit in the Siberian forest made the rounds on social media. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2021 Ladies can nab these Bearpaw Isabella genuine sheepskin lined lace-up boots to keep them warm throughout the remainder of winter. Arielle Tschinkel And Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2021

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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 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sheepskin

: the skin of a sheep usually with the wool still on it
: a type of leather made from the skin of a sheep
US, informal + humorous : a diploma from a college or university


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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