wild and woolly

wild-and-woolly

[wahyld-n-wool-ee]
adjective
unrestrained; lawless: a wild-and-woolly frontier town.

Origin:
1885–90; perhaps orig. referring to range-bred cattle

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wild and woolly definition


  1. mod.
    exciting; hairy. : Things get a little wild and woolly on a Friday evening at Willy's place.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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