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.
- To look shyly but amorously at.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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 schÃ¤ip (in the Fering-Ã–Ã¶mrang dialect, sjep; in the SÃ¶lring dialect, sjip; in the Heligoland dialect, skeap), Dutch schaap, German Schaf), beside *keppÃ´n (compare Old Norse kjappi (“he-goat"), dialectal German Kippe (“newborn calf")), of unknown origin. Perhaps from the same Scythian word (compare Ossetian Ñ†Ó•Ñƒ (cÃ¦w, “goat"), Persian Ú†Ù¾Ø´ (ÄapiÅ¡, “yearling goat")) which was borrowed into Albanian as cjap, sqap (“he-goat") and into Slavic (compare Polish cap).