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Savage

[sav-ij] /ˈsæv ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
Michael Joseph, 1872–1940, New Zealand statesman and labor leader: prime minister 1935–40.
2.
Richard, 1697?–1743, English poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for m savage

savage

/ˈsævɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
wild; untamed: savage beasts of the jungle
2.
ferocious in temper; vicious: a savage dog
3.
uncivilized; crude: savage behaviour
4.
(of peoples) nonliterate or primitive: a savage tribe
5.
(of terrain) rugged and uncultivated
6.
(obsolete) far from human habitation
noun
7.
a member of a nonliterate society, esp one regarded as primitive
8.
a crude or uncivilized person
9.
a fierce or vicious person or animal
verb (transitive)
10.
to criticize violently
11.
to attack ferociously and wound: the dog savaged the child
Derived Forms
savagedom, noun
savagely, adverb
savageness, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French sauvage, from Latin silvāticus belonging to a wood, from silva a wood

Savage

/ˈsævɪdʒ/
noun
1.
Michael Joseph. 1872-1940, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1935-40)
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Word Origin and History for m savage

savage

adj.

mid-13c., "fierce, ferocious;" c.1300, "wild, undomesticated, untamed" (of animals and places), from Old French sauvage, salvage "wild, savage, untamed, strange, pagan," from Late Latin salvaticus, alteration of silvaticus "wild," literally "of the woods," from silva "forest, grove" (see sylvan). Of persons, the meaning "reckless, ungovernable" is attested from c.1400, earlier in sense "indomitable, valiant" (c.1300).

n.

"wild person," c.1400, from savage (adj.).

v.

"to tear with the teeth, maul," 1880, from savage (adj.). Earlier "to act the savage" (1560s). Related: Savaged; savaging.

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Slang definitions & phrases for m savage

savage

noun

A young police officer eager to make arrests (1940s+ Police)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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