Wild West
noun Date: 1844 the western United States in its frontier period characterized by roughness and lawlessness • Wild West adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wild West — ☆ Wild West [also w W ] the western U.S. in its early frontier period of lawlessness …   English World dictionary

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  • wild West — Synonyms and related words: Dixie, Dixieland, Down East, East, East Coast, Middle Atlantic, Middle West, New England, North, North Central region, Northeast, Northwest, Pacific Northwest, South, Southeast, Southwest, Sunbelt, West, West Coast,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Wild West — untamed West, desert area in the United States that was settled by immigrants from the East Coast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Wild West — /waɪld ˈwɛst/ (say wuyld west) noun the western frontier region of the US before the establishment of stable government, especially as a setting or background for westerns (def. 5) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Wild West — noun the western United States during its frontier period • Instance Hypernyms: ↑West, ↑western United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wild West — the western frontier region of the U.S., before the establishment of stable government. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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