wild-and-woolly

[ wahyld-n-wool-ee ]
/ ˈwaɪld nˈwʊl i /

adjective

unrestrained; lawless: a wild-and-woolly frontier town.

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Origin of wild-and-woolly

First recorded in 1885–90; perhaps originally referring to range-bred cattle
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