AskDefine | Define ewe

Dictionary Definition



1 a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana
2 a Kwa language spoken by the Ewe people in Ghana and Togo and Benin
3 female sheep

User Contributed Dictionary

see Ewe



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  1. A female sheep, as opposed to a ram.

Usage notes

  • Because of its pronunciation and despite its spelling, this word most commonly takes the definite article a rather than an.




Because of its pronunciation, ewe and its homophone you are the only homophone pair in modern English that share no letters in their spelling in common.

See also



  1. Ewe (language)

Extensive Definition

Ewe may refer to:
ewe in German: Ewe
ewe in Esperanto: EWE
ewe in French: Ewe
ewe in Italian: EWE
ewe in Kölsch: EWE (Watt ėßß datt?)
ewe in Serbo-Croatian: Ewe
ewe in Finnish: Ewe

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Partlet, bellwether, biddy, bitch, bossy, brood mare, cow, doe, ewe lamb, filly, guinea hen, gyp, heifer, hen, hind, jenny, jumbuck, lamb, lambkin, lioness, mare, mutton, nanny, nanny goat, peahen, ram, roe, she-bear, she-goat, she-lion, sheep, slut, sow, teg, tigress, tup, vixen, wether, yeanling
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