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British Dictionary definitions for enfant sauvage

enfant sauvage

noun plural enfants sauvages (ɑ̃fɑ̃ sovaʒ)
  1. a person given to naive, undisciplined, or unpredictable behaviour, largely because of youth and inexperience
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Word Origin

C20: literally: wild child
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