- The definition of sheepish is embarrassed after doing something wrong or shy.
An example of sheepish is a person who has just said something bad about her manager that the manager overheard.
- embarrassed as because of feeling chagrin
- awkwardly shy or bashful
- resembling sheep in meekness, timidity, etc.
Origin: Middle English shepisse, like a sheep
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- Embarrassed, as by consciousness of a fault: a sheepish grin.
- Meek or stupid.
- sheepˈish·ly adverb
- sheepˈish·ness noun