sheepskin

noun sheep·skin \ ˈshēp-ˌskin \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of sheepskin

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

Examples of sheepskin in a Sentence

  1. a bag made of sheepskin

  2. jobs that don't require a sheepskin

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First Known Use of sheepskin

13th century


SHEEPSKIN Defined for English Language Learners

sheepskin

noun

Definition of sheepskin for English Language Learners

  • : the skin of a sheep usually with the wool still on it

  • : a type of leather made from the skin of a sheep

  • : a diploma from a college or university


SHEEPSKIN Defined for Kids

sheepskin

noun sheep·skin \ ˈshēp-ˌskin \

Definition of sheepskin for Students

:the skin of a sheep or leather prepared from it


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