enfant sauvage

/ French (ɑ̃fɑ̃ sovaʒ) /

noun plural enfants sauvages (ɑ̃fɑ̃ sovaʒ)

a person given to naive, undisciplined, or unpredictable behaviour, largely because of youth and inexperience

Nearby words

  1. enesco, georges,
  2. enescu,
  3. enewetak,
  4. enface,
  5. enfant perdu,
  6. enfant terrible,
  7. enfeeble,
  8. enfeebled,
  9. enfeoff,
  10. enfetter

Word Origin for enfant sauvage

C20: literally: wild child

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