black sheep

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A disliked person; one who is disfavored.
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He always was the black sheep in the family, as an artist among doctors and lawyers.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'black sheep':

black sheepA nonconformist; an unusual or unconventional person.
black sheepA sheep that is black.
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