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"Ursula ... hath bin at all the Salsbury rasis, dancing like wild with Mr Clarks." [letter, 1674]Meaning "sexually dissolute, loose" is attested from mid-13c. U.S. slang sense of "exciting, excellent" is recorded from 1955. The noun meaning "uncultivated or desolate region" is first attested 1590s in the wilds. Baseball wild pitch is recorded from 1867. Wildest dreams first attested 1961 (in Carson McCullers). Wildlife "fauna of a region" is attested from 1879. Wild West first recorded 1849. Wild Turkey brand of whiskey (Austin Nichols Co.) in use from 1942.
Concerted violent behavior by groups of usually black teenagers: A pack of 33 teenagers swept out of Harlem for a night of wilding, attacking anyone who looks vulnerable
[late 1980s+ Urban black; the word became widespread after a particular attack in April 1989]
Excellent; exciting; wonderful; cool (1950s+ Cool talk)