Definition of “black sheep” - English Dictionary


“black sheep” in American English

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black sheepnoun [ C ]

/ˈblæk ˈʃip/ black or sheep

someone who embarrasses a group or family because the person is different or has gotten into trouble:

She had different interests, and we stupidly thought of her as a black sheep.

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