Meaning of “sheepish” in the English Dictionary

"sheepish" in British English

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sheepishadjective

uk /ˈʃiː.pɪʃ/ us /ˈʃiː.pɪʃ/
sheepishly
adverb uk /ˈʃiː.pɪʃ.li/ us /ˈʃiː.pɪʃ.li/

He sheepishly admitted he hadn’t done his homework.
sheepishness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈʃiː.pɪʃ.nəs/ us /ˈʃiː.pɪʃ.nəs/

(Definition of “sheepish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sheepish" in American English

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sheepishadjective

us /ˈʃi·pɪʃ/

embarrassed because you realize you have done something wrong or silly:

a sheepish grin
sheepishly
adverb us /ˈʃi·pɪʃ·li/

He sheepishly admitted he hadn’t done his homework.

(Definition of “sheepish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)