wild and woolly

wild and woolly
uncouth or rough.
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  • wild-and-woolly — wild′ and wool′ly adj. cvb unrestrained; lawless: a wild and woolly frontier town[/ex] • Etymology: 1885–90; perh. orig. referring to range bred cattle …   From formal English to slang

  • wild and woolly — adjective : marked by boisterous and untamed ways of living and by lack of polish and refinement the wild and woolly West of the American plains and mesas B.S.Mason * * * wild and woolly 1. Unpolished 2. Unrestrained 3. Suggestive of the Wild… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wild and Woolly — Infobox Film name = Wild and Woolly image size = caption = director = John Emerson producer = writer = Anita Loos from a story by Horace B. Carpenter narrator = starring = Douglas Fairbanks Eileen Percy Walter Bytell Sam De Grasse music =… …   Wikipedia

  • wild and woolly — mod. exciting; hairy. □ Things get a little wild and woolly on a Friday evening at Wally’s place. D The ride home was a little wild and woolly …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • wild-and-woolly — /wuyld n wool ee/, adj. unrestrained; lawless: a wild and woolly frontier town. [1885 90; perh. orig. referring to range bred cattle] * * * …   Universalium

  • wild and woolly — uncivilized, like an animal    When cowboys are on the range, they become wild and woolly …   English idioms

  • wild-and-woolly — /wuyld n wool ee/, adj. unrestrained; lawless: a wild and woolly frontier town. [1885 90; perh. orig. referring to range bred cattle] …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild and woolly — Meaning Lawless or unrestrained. Origin Often used to describe, and probably originated in, the US wild west …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Wild and Wooly — Infobox Film name = Wild and Wooly caption = director = Philip Leacock producer = E. Duke Vincent Earl W. Wallace writer = Earl W. Wallace starring = Charles Siebert David Doyle Elyssa Davalos Vic Morrow Doug McClure music = Charles Bernstein… …   Wikipedia

  • woolly — [wool′ē] adj. woollier, woolliest 1. of or like wool 2. bearing wool 3. covered with wool or something resembling wool in texture ☆ 4. having characteristics of the early frontier life of the western U.S.; rough and uncivilized: used chiefly in… …   English World dictionary

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