wild and woolly

Definition of wild and woolly

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  very wild :  without order or control His novels were about the wild and woolly Western frontier. a wild and woolly love affair

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  living in a state of nature and not ordinarily tame or domesticated

    :  growing or produced without human aid or care

    :  related to or resembling a corresponding cultivated or domesticated organism

  1. :  a sparsely inhabited or uncultivated region or tract :  wilderness

    :  a wild, free, or natural state or existence

  1. :  in a wild manner: such as

    :  without regulation or control

    :  off an intended or expected course

  1. :  resembling wool

    :  of, relating to, or bearing wool

    :  lacking in clearness or sharpness of outline

  1. :  a garment made from wool

    :  sheep

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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