sheepish

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English schepische, shepisse, shepisshe; equivalent to sheep +‎ -ish.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃiːpɪʃ/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

sheepish (comparative more sheepish, superlative most sheepish)

  1. Having the characteristics of a sheep.
  2. Shy, meek, shameful or embarrassed.
    a sheepish girl
    a sheepish grin

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]