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Definition of "wilding" []

  • A plant that grows wild or has escaped from cultivation, especially a wild apple tree or its fruit. (noun)
  • A wild animal. (noun)
  • Slang The act or practice of going about in a group threatening, robbing, or attacking others. (noun)
  • Growing wild; not cultivated. (adjective)
  • Undomesticated. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wilding" in a sentence
  • "The term wilding properly pronounced “whylin” is an early hiphop term that was in use way before the police used it, for just someone acting out of control."
  • " The term wilding was used to describe the attack of a White woman in Central Park in the late 1980s."
  • "But you do ask: Why not use the term wilding to talk about what the rape survivor said happened at Duke."