wild man

  1. a person who is uncivilized; a savage.

  2. a person of violent temper, erratic behavior, etc.

  1. a person of extreme or outrageous political opinions.

Origin of wild man

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300

Words Nearby wild man

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How to use wild man in a sentence

  • Public opinion in the settlement was strongly in favour of the doings of the wild man of the West.

    The Wild Man of the West | R.M. Ballantyne
  • He whimpered at sight of the frail homes of the wild man, and would fain have gotten to the gulches again.

  • The wild man is bad enough, but there comes another man—the paleface—who has no heart for what is dearest to us.

British Dictionary definitions for wild man

wild man

  1. a savage

  2. an extremist in politics

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