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Definition of black sheep noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

black sheep

 noun
noun
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[usually singular]
 
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a person who is different from the rest of their family or another group, and who is considered bad or embarrassing the black sheep of the family Word Origin late 18th cent.: from the proverb there is a black sheep in every flock.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: black sheep

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