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 of sheepishMiddle English shepisse, like a sheep
- Embarrassed, as by consciousness of a fault: a sheepish grin.
- Meek or stupid.
(comparative more sheepish, superlative most sheepish)
From sheep +"Ž -ish.