wildish [wahyl-dish] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. somewhat wild.

Origin of wildish First recorded in 1705–15; wild + -ish1 Examples from the Web for wildish Historical Examples of wildish

  • There was a wildish boy called ‘St. Ronite,’ who was one of his companions in mischief.

    Lafcadio Hearn

    Nina H. Kennard

  • Round, wildish eyes, slightly near-sighted, completed a physiognomy essentially feline.

    From the Earth to the Moon, Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: and a Trip Round It

    Jules Verne

  • Everything has a quiet but wildish pastoral and sylvan look, and the bleating of sheep fills the hollow of the hills.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

    John Wilson

  • They have a wildish gipsy look when one sees them camped in the fields, and free-and-easy manners in the village estaminets.

    From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917

    Philip Gibbs

  • She could frighten a wildish cow and bail up anything that would stay in a yard with her.

    Robbery Under Arms

    Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

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