the Wild West


: the western United States in the past when there were many cowboys, outlaws, etc.
stories about the Wild West
often used before another noun
Wild West stories
a Wild West show

Examples of the Wild West in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Grand Canyon Railway The Grand Canyon Railway, which dates back to 1901, offers riders a lesson in history from the Wild West and the opportunity to see the beautiful scenery in this iconic region. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2024 Set high in the desert, this story exudes the Wild West—but modern-day environmental issues are what disturb these snakes. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 7 May 2024 Risky Deals Private stock sales go back more than a decade — and have always felt a bit like the Wild West. Erin Griffith, New York Times, 6 May 2024 What may follow, warned Andrew Crocker, surveillance litigation director of the civil liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation, could resemble the Wild West. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 23 Mar. 2024 This quaint Cowboy State city is a less crowded, welcoming spot to experience the Wild West with a walkable downtown area and easy access to the Bighorn Mountains. Molly O’Brien, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2024 Which is a good thing, because despite the passing of time, collectively, society is still very much fascinated by the idea of the Wild West. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 19 Sep. 2023 From other series by Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan to crime thrillers set in the Wild West, here are 12 shows Yellowstone fans can enjoy now. Emily Blackwood, Peoplemag, 2 Mar. 2024 If crypto is the Wild West of finance, then crypto influencers inhabit the wildest stretch of that frontier. David Yaffe-Bellany, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2024

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“The Wild West.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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