- a person who is uncivilized; a savage.
- a person of violent temper, erratic behavior, etc.
- a person of extreme or outrageous political opinions.
Origin of wild man
Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
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Historical Examples of wild man
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.
If he was hoping that some of the girls would want to know, what wild-man, it was a vain hope.Police Operation
H. Beam Piper
- a savage
- an extremist in politics
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