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Definition of the noun black sheep

What does black sheep mean as a name of something?


  1. a reckless and unprincipled reprobate
  2. sheep with a black coat
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: sheep = woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat

Alternative definition of the noun black sheep


  1. &lit, black, sheep
  2. [idiomatic] a nonconformist; an unusual or unconventional person
  3. [idiomatic] a disliked person; one who is disfavored


  1. "Black Sheep" is a New Zealand made comedy horror film written and directed by Jonathan King. The film's "splatstick"-style was inspired by New Zealand director Peter Jackson's movies like Braindead and Bad Taste.
  2. "Black Sheep" is a 1996 comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris, written by Fred Wolf and starring comic duo Chris Farley and David Spade. The film portrays a political contest in which a candidate for Governor of Washington State deals with unwanted, incompetent, and publicly embarrassing help from his brother. The film also stars Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole, and Gary Busey. Chris Owen and Wolf have cameo appearances, and Farley's real-life brothers Kevin and John appear as two security guards at an MTV Rock the Vote concert. The film grossed $32.3 million during its U.S. theatrical run.
  3. "Black Sheep" a.k.a. "Black Peter" is a 1964 film directed by Miloš Forman. It won the Golden Sail award at the Locarno International Film Festival.
  4. "Black Sheep" a.k.a. "Two for the Girl" is a film, directed by Humberto Hinojosa Ozcariz.
  5. "Black Sheep" is a film, directed by Allan Dwan.
  6. "Black Sheep" is a short film.
    • country: Italy
    • genre: Documentary film


  1. "Black Sheep" is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer which was first published in 1966. The story is set in 1816/1817.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Romance novel
    • released in (49 years ago)
  2. "Black Sheep" is a book by Arlene Hunt.
    • genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
    • subjects: Adventure, Murder, Ireland, Suspense
  3. "Black Sheep" is a book by Nicholas Jose.
    • subjects: Australia, Family, Cultural studies, 20th century, Holiday


  1. "Black Sheep" is the debut studio album by American sibling duo Nat & Alex Wolff, released on October 11, 2011, by Saddleup Records. Looking to recreate the sound from their previous band releases, the Wolffs strived to create a more mature, rock sound.
  2. "Black Sheep" is a song by Gin Wigmore from her album Gravel & Wine. It was released as a single on 26 September 2011.
  3. "Black Sheep" is a rarities album by American rock band Ra, being their fifth release total, including their live album. It includes a collection of B-sides and demos that go back to 1994. Ra's newest single "Supernova" is featured on the album; "Supernova" was digitally released on June 9, 2009. Black Sheep was digitally released on iTunes, but was never released for physical purchasing in retail stores.
  4. "Black Sheep" is a 2008 double album by Julian Cope, former lead singer of The Teardrop Explodes, released on Head Heritage Records.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  5. "Black Sheep" is a composition.
  6. "Black Sheep" is a musical single of Vice Squad.
    • released in (32 years ago)
  7. "Black Sheep" is a composition.
  8. "Black Sheep" is a musical single of Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell.
    • released in
  9. "Black Sheep" is a musical album of Fiddler's Green.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  10. "BLACK SHEEP" is a musical album of Calmando Qual.
    • released on
  11. "Black Sheep" is a musical album of SRC.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  12. "Black Sheep" is a musical album of Philippe Planchon.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  13. "Black Sheep" is a musical album of Mad Mav.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  14. "Black Sheep" is a musical album of Carrera.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  15. "Black Sheep" is a musical album of Andrew Liles.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  16. "Black Sheep" is a musical single of Oi-Va-Voi.
    • released on (7 years ago)


  1. Black Sheep a.k.a. Dres is the lead rapper of the alternative hip hop duo Black Sheep. He formed the group in 1989 along with Mista Lawnge. On its 1991 debut album, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Dres has a smooth rhyme flow, with a dose of light humor. Later, his style became more serious with the release of the 1994 album: Non-Fiction. Shortly after this album, Dres and Mista Lawnge split up and started independent projects.
  2. Black Sheep a.k.a. Patti Davis is an American actress and author. She is the daughter of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Reagan's second wife, First Lady Nancy Reagan. While her father is heralded as a conservative icon, Davis is known to the American media as an outspoken liberal, along with her brother Ron Reagan.


  1. Black Sheep is a hip hop duo from Queens, New York, composed of Andres "Dres" Titus and William "Mista Lawnge" McLean. The duo is from New York but met as teenagers in Sanford, North Carolina, where both of their families relocated. The group was an affiliate of the Native Tongues, which included the Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, and De La Soul. After getting together in 1989, Black Sheep debuted in 1991 with the hit song "Flavor of the Month" and later released its first album, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, which gained them praise and recognition in the hip-hop community for the album's unique rhythms and intelligent lyrics. After six years together, Black Sheep disbanded in 1995, but decided to reunite five years later.
    • also known as Blacksheep
    • members:
    • genre: Hip hop music
    • albums: "A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing", "Strobelite Honey", "Non-Fiction", "8WM/Novakane", "Redlight, Greenlight", "From the Black Pool of Genius", "Flavor of the Month", "Without a Doubt"
    • nomination: - nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video - "The Choice Is Yours"
  2. Black Sheep, a Rochester, New York-based 1970s United States rock music band, was one of vocalist Lou Gramm's early working bands. The group, which had released the single Stick Around in 1974, the album Black Sheep in 1975, and the album Encouraging Words in 1976, was no longer performing when Gramm was invited by Mick Jones to join the band Foreigner.
  3. Black Sheep are an English anarcho-folk band formed by singer/songwriter and counter-cultural activist Julian Cope. They are the most recent of Cope's ongoing side projects, which include Brain Donor and Queen Elizabeth.
  4. Black Sheep is a musical group.

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Black Sheep a.k.a. The Black Sheep Brewery is a brewery in Masham in the Borough of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England.


Black Sheep is a Drinking establishment in United Kingdom.


Black Sheep is a song written by Danny Darst and Robert Altman, and recorded by American country music artist John Anderson. It was released in September 1983 as the first single from the album All the People Are Talkin'. "Black Sheep" was John Anderson's third number one on the country chart. "Black Sheep" went to number one for one week and spent a total of 14 weeks within the top 40.

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol (2014)

Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives by Scott C. Martin

Black Sheep Ale, Golden Sheep, and Riggwelter. Products sold by the bottle include Black Sheep Ale, Riggwelter, Golden Sheep, Yorkshire Square Ale, Holy Grail, and All Creatures. Progress Limited Edition and Imperial Russian Stout are ...

Google previewCollier's New Encyclopedia (1921)

A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ; with Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps

BLACK SHEEP miles: many large rivers fall into it— the Danube, Dniester, Dnieper, Don, etc. In the winter it is scarcely navigable. During January and February the shores from Odessa to the Crimea are ice bound. The most important ports ...

Google previewMason's World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties (2002)

by Valerie Porter

Schwarzes Milchschaf Black Mountain: see Montagne noire Black Ningsia: see Ningsia Black Blacknosed Swiss: see Valais Blacknose black sheep: see Stone sheep Black Thibar: see Thibar Black Velay: see Velay Black Black Vlach: see ...

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