The most powerful of CEOs is all but sure to drop his eyes and visibly cringe upon suddenly encountering a wilding crew.
“The term ‘wilding’ came out of that,” says Zimmer, referring to the attack in Central Park.
How do you approach turning your novel The wilding into a screenplay?
“wilding,” a uniformed officer posted in a radio car near the corner of North Michigan and Chicago avenues said this week.
“Pray excuse me for one moment, George Vendale,” said wilding.
But that persisting calm of Mr. wilding's was too much for old Nick Trenchard.
Upon wilding, indeed, and his notorious masterfulness did she found what hopes she still entertained of winning back Sir Rowland.
"You shall not do it, Mr. wilding," he shouted, his face crimson.
So when the door was opened for him he asked if Mr. wilding were in, at the same time presenting his card.
And meanwhile, Mr. wilding persisted in the face of all rebuffs.
Old English wilde "in the natural state, uncultivated, undomesticated," from Proto-Germanic *wilthijaz (cf. Old Saxon wildi, Old Norse villr, Old Frisian wilde, Dutch wild, Old High German wildi, German wild, Gothic wilþeis "wild," German Wild (n.) "game"), probably from PIE *ghwelt- (cf. Welsh gwyllt "untamed"), related to the base of Latin ferus (see fierce).
Ursula ... hath bin at all the Salsbury rasis, dancing like wild with Mr Clarks. [letter, 1674]Meaning "sexually dissolute, loose" is attested from mid-13c. U.S. slang sense of "exciting, excellent" is recorded from 1955. The noun meaning "uncultivated or desolate region" is first attested 1590s in the wilds. Baseball wild pitch is recorded from 1867. Wildest dreams first attested 1961 (in Carson McCullers). Wild West first recorded 1849. Wild Turkey brand of whiskey (Austin Nichols Co.) in use from 1942.
"to run wild," Old English awildian (see wild (adj.)). Wilding in the teen gang sense first recorded 1989.
Concerted violent behavior by groups of usually black teenagers: A pack of 33 teenagers swept out of Harlem for a night of wilding, attacking anyone who looks vulnerable
[late 1980s+ Urban black; the word became widespread after a particular attack in April 1989]
Excellent; exciting; wonderful; cool (1950s+ Cool talk)