Definitions

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  • noun childish A lamb or sheep
  • noun Someone who is submissive, especially a husband or boyfriend

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun child's word for a sheep or lamb

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Examples

  • “Our little family of Hays, Lodges, Camerons and Roosevelts, has been absolutely devoted to each other, and as I was the one to be lost, I came in for most of the baa-lamb treatment,” he wrote to a friend.

    The Five of Hearts

  • In clarion tones that made themselves heard above the din Emily Davis was advertising an auction of her animals, beginning with "one perfectly good baa-lamb."

    Betty Wales Senior

  • I couldn't have believed it of him, even with that silly little baa-lamb.

    The Invader A Novel

  • I don't pretend to be any baa-lamb, and maybe I'm a little cross-grained at breakfast sometimes, but the way they go on jab-jab-jabbering, I simply can't stand it.

    Babbitt

  • I don’t pretend to be any baa-lamb, and maybe I’m a little cross-grained at breakfast sometimes, but the way they go on jab-jab-jabbering, I simply can’t stand it.

    Chapter 2

  • I think I'm being a baa-lamb, and not springing any theories wilder than ` c-a-t spells cat, 'but when folks have gone, I re'lize I've been stepping on their pet religious corns.

    Main Street

  • John privately informed his friend that any fellow of twelve -- and he must be that if he wasn't thirteen -- who would wear a white collar and velvet rig-up like that to school must be a baa-lamb, and ought to stay home and sit on his mother's knee.

    'Lizbeth of the Dale

  • You're a meek little baa-lamb, but you've got lots of stuff in you, old Wrennski.

    Our Mr. Wrenn, the Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

  • I think I'm being a baa-lamb, and not springing any theories wilder than 'c-a-t spells cat,' but when folks have gone, I re'lize I've been stepping on their pet religious corns.

    Main Street

  • And you stand there and stare like a baa-lamb and the girl down there is nodding at you fit to crick her neck!

    Pelle the Conqueror — Complete

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