Lamb vs Lambkin - What's the difference?

lamb | lambkin |


As nouns the difference between lamb and lambkin

is that lamb is a young sheep while lambkin is a young lamb, a very young sheep.

As a verb lamb

is of a sheep, to give birth.

lamb

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A young sheep.
  • The flesh of a lamb or sheep used as food.
  • (figuratively) A person who is meek, docile and easily led.
  • A simple, unsophisticated person.
  • (finance, slang) One who ignorantly speculates on the stock exchange and is victimized.
  • Derived terms

    * lamb to the slaughter/like a lamb to the slaughter/come like a lamb to the slaughter * lamblike * lamb's lettuce * lamb's tongue * lambswool

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • Of a sheep, to give birth.
  • (transitive, or, intransitive) To assist (sheep) to give birth.
  • The shepherd was up all night, lambing her young ewes.

    Anagrams

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    lambkin

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A young lamb, a very young sheep.
  • A term of endearment.
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