lamblike

lamblike

[lam-lahyk]
adjective
like a lamb; gentle; meek.

Origin:
1590–1600; lamb + -like

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lamb (læm)
 
n
1.  the young of a sheep
2.  the meat of a young sheep
3.  a person, esp a child, who is innocent, meek, good, etc
4.  a person easily deceived
5.  like a lamb to the slaughter
 a.  without resistance
 b.  innocently
 
vb
6.  (intr) Also: lamb down (of a ewe) to give birth
7.  (tr; used in the passive) (of a lamb) to be born
8.  (intr) (of a shepherd) to tend the ewes and newborn lambs at lambing time
 
[Old English lamb, from Germanic; compare German Lamm, Old High German and Old Norse lamb]
 
'lamblike
 
adj

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