from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sheep; specifically singular form of sheep.
  • n. An image that has been modified using Adobe Photoshop or similar image-manipulation software to produce a misleading impression; an instance of petty, amateur fauxtography.
  • interj. Exclaimed or posted to make the accusation that the image in question has been manipulated to produce a misleading and false impression.
  • interj. Used as a scat word in song lyrics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. of shape. Shaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English preterit of shape.


Back-formation from sheep on the pattern of Germanic strong declension nouns such as goosegeese, toothteeth, footfeet, and the similarly jocularly-formed moosemeese. (Wiktionary)
Alteration of shop. (Wiktionary)



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  • The OED defines this word as "the fruit of the rose," a rosehip, with citations dating from 1483.

    January 28, 2011