Sheep meaning

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A person who is meek, stupid, timid, submissive, etc.
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Any of a wide variety of bovid ruminants, with horns in both sexes; esp., the domesticated sheep (Ovis aries), having heavy wool, edible flesh called mutton, and skin used in making leather, parchment, etc.
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The definition of a sheep is a woolly mammal with horns, or a slang term for a person who follows the crowd, is meek and is easily led.

A fuzzy white animal that can be shaved to get wool is an example of a sheep.

A person who does what his friends says and doesn't think for himself at all is an example of a sheep.

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Leather made from the skin of the sheep, as for bookbinding.
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A domesticated ruminant mammal (Ovis aries) having a thick coat, raised in many breeds for its wool, edible flesh, or hide.
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Any of various wild ruminant mammals related to and resembling the domestic sheep, such as the aoudad, bighorn sheep, and mouflon.
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Leather made from the skin of one of these animals.
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A woolly ruminant of the genus Ovis.
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A timid, shy person who is easily led by others.
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(chiefly humorous) Plural form of shoop.
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make sheep's eyes at
  • To look shyly but amorously at.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

make sheep's eyes at

Origin of sheep

  • Middle English from Old English scēap

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English sheep, scheep, schep, schepe, from Old English scÄ“ap, from Proto-Germanic *skÄ“pÄ… (compare West Frisian skiep, North Frisian schäip (in the Fering-Öömrang dialect, sjep; in the Sölring dialect, sjip; in the Heligoland dialect, skeap), Dutch schaap, German Schaf), beside *keppôn (compare Old Norse kjappi (“he-goat"), dialectal German Kippe (“newborn calf")), of unknown origin. Perhaps from the same Scythian word (compare Ossetian цӕу (cæw, “goat"), Persian چپش (čapiÅ¡, “yearling goat")) which was borrowed into Albanian as cjap, sqap (“he-goat") and into Slavic (compare Polish cap).

    From Wiktionary