A black sheep is someone who stands out from his or her family or peers. It usually has a bit of a negative (or at least rebellious) connotation.

Black Sheep, a tribe of Turkomans, so called from their standard.

A black sheep; a disgrace to the family; a mauvais sujet; a workman who will not join in a strike.


Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

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