wild man

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noun

a person who is uncivilized; a savage.
a person of violent temper, erratic behavior, etc.
a person of extreme or outrageous political opinions.

Nearby words

  1. wild irishman,
  2. wild lettuce,
  3. wild lily of the valley,
  4. wild liquorice,
  5. wild madder,
  6. wild mandrake,
  7. wild monkshood,
  8. wild mustard,
  9. wild oat,
  10. wild oats

Origin of wild man

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300

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Examples from the Web for wild man

  • If he was hoping that some of the girls would want to know, what wild-man, it was a vain hope.

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  • I told him that, but he's a wild-man, he swore and pushed himself into the room—he's in the dining room now.



British Dictionary definitions for wild man

wild man

noun

a savage
an extremist in politics
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