wild·​wood | \ ˈwī(-ə)l(d)-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce wildwood (audio) \

Definition of wildwood

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a wood unaltered or unfrequented by humans


geographical name
Wild·​wood | \ ˈwī(-ə)ld-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce Wildwood (audio) \

Definition of Wildwood (Entry 2 of 2)

city west of Saint Louis in eastern Missouri population 35,517

Examples of wildwood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Wildwoods are not the first beach towns to take steps to prevent smokers from lighting up. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "Wildwood, North Wildwood weigh smoking bans," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of wildwood


12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Wildwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildwood. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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