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Definition of Black sheep

Babylon English

person regarded as not respectable by his family or group
Black sheep Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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black sheep
black sheep, one in a family or company who is unlike the rest, and makes trouble...
see also black

ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION
the bad one, the one who does bad things He's the black sheep in that family - always in trouble.
a person who is a disgrace to a family or group The man is the black sheep in his family and is the only member who has not made a success of his life.
English Idioms WM 1.3a
the bad one, the one who does bad things
He's the black sheep in that family - always in trouble.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a reckless and unprincipled reprobate
(synonym) scapegrace
(hypernym) reprobate, miscreant
2. sheep with a black coat
(hypernym) sheep
Black sheep Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In the English language, black sheep is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family. The term stems from the genetic effect in sheep whereby a recessive gene occasionally manifests in the birth of a sheep with black rather than white coloring; these sheep stand out in the flock.

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