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    • [sheer-ling]
    • /ˈʃɪər lɪŋ/
    • /ˈʃɪə.lɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sheer-ling]
    • /ˈʃɪər lɪŋ/

Definitions of shearling word

  • noun shearling Chiefly British. a yearling sheep that has been shorn once. 1
  • noun shearling short wool pulled from such a sheep. 1
  • noun shearling the skin from a recently shorn sheep or lamb, tanned with the wool still on it. 1
  • noun shearling a young sheep after its first shearing 0
  • noun shearling the skin of such an animal 0
  • noun shearling a sheep that has been sheared once, usually a yearling 0

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Origin of shearling

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400, shearling is from the Middle English word scherling. See shear, -ling1

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Parts of speech for Shearling


shearling popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

shearling usage trend in Literature

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