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The only time I ever appeared in the 'Enquirer' was for a piece about people who let their hair grow gray. I guess I'm not much of a wild child.
Emmylou Harris

Meaning of "wild child" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WILD CHILD

wild child  [waɪld tʃaɪld] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WILD CHILD

noun
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conjunction
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Wild child is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WILD CHILD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wild child

A wild child is a young person who is considered high spirited and fearlessly reckless, likely to act spontaneously, often doing things they might later regret. This is different from a feral child, which is a child who has lived in isolation from human contact from a very young age. Wild child may also refer to...

Definition of wild child in the English dictionary

The definition of wild child in the dictionary is a young and attractive teenager who behaves in an undisciplined way. Other definition of wild child is a child that is somehow left to fend for itself at a very early age in the forest and doesn't become socialized in the normal way.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WILD CHILD


brainchild
ˈbreɪnˌtʃaɪld
child
tʃaɪld
childe
tʃaɪld
exiled
ˈeksaɪld
Fylde
faɪld
godchild
ˈɡɒdˌtʃaɪld
grandchild
ˈɡrænˌtʃaɪld
great-grandchild
ˌɡreɪtˈɡræntʃaɪld
man-child
ˈmænˌtʃaɪld
merchild
ˈmɜːˌtʃaɪld
mild
maɪld
moonchild
ˈmuːnˌtʃaɪld
Rothschild
ˈrɒθtʃaɪld
schoolchild
ˈskuːltʃaɪld
stepchild
ˈstɛpˌtʃaɪld
tiled
ˈtaɪld
twichild
ˈtwaɪˌtʃaɪld
unchild
ʌnˈtʃaɪld
wild
waɪld
Wilde
waɪld

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WILD CHILD

wild basil
wild beast
wild bergamot
wild boar
wild brier
wild cabbage
wild card
wild carrot
wild celery
wild cherry
wild dog
wild flower
Wild Geese
wild ginger
wild horse
wild hyacinth
wild indigo
wild Irishman
wild lettuce
wild liquorice

WORDS THAT END LIKE WILD CHILD

an overgrown child
Brunhild
Brynhild
Christ Child
exceptional child
feral child
foster child
get with child
inner child
Kriemhild
latchkey child
love child
Moon Child
only child
poster child
quick with child
school-age child
street child
with child

Synonyms and antonyms of wild child in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «wild child» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WILD CHILD

Find out the translation of wild child to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wild child from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wild child» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

野孩子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

niño salvaje
570 millions of speakers

English

wild child
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जंगली बच्चे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الطفل البرية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дикий ребенок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

criança selvagem
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দুরন্ত শিশু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enfant sauvage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

budak liar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wild Child
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

野生の子
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

야생의 아이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

bocah mbeling
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đứa trẻ hoang dã
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காட்டு குழந்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जंगली मुल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Vahşi çocuk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bambino selvaggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dzikie dziecko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дикий дитина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

copil sălbatic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άγριο παιδί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wilde kind
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

wild Child
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

wild Child
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wild child

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WILD CHILD»

The term «wild child» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.413 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WILD CHILD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wild child

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5 QUOTES WITH «WILD CHILD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wild child.
1
Kiki Dee
I always enjoyed sport. I was a bit of a wild child, to be honest, and just loved running around.
2
Emmylou Harris
The only time I ever appeared in the 'Enquirer' was for a piece about people who let their hair grow gray. I guess I'm not much of a wild child.
3
Rhona Mitra
Between '89 and '93 I was a wild child, a real nutter.
4
Michael Morpurgo
I was never a great reader, but there were two stories I loved best: Kipling's 'The Elephant's Child' and 'The Jungle Book.' Deep down, I've always wanted to write a book about a wild child and an elephant.
5
Naomi Watts
Oh, I'm definitely a wild child.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WILD CHILD»

Discover the use of wild child in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wild child and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Confessions of a Wild Child
This is Collins at her finest' Closer
Jackie Collins, 2013
2
Hammonasset Wild Child: An Escape to Paradise
These are the adventures including pulse-pounding romance that were pursued over seven summers during the 1960's.
Daniel R. Totz, 2012
3
Mama's Wild Child/Papa's Wild Child
This flip-me-over book shows how animal parents care for their children.
Dianna Hutts Aston, 2006
4
Parenting the Wild Child: Hope and Help for Desperate Parents
The president and founder of Miles Ahead Ministries shares his insights into raising a "problem child" in a world of gangs, violence, drugs, and dangerous sexual behavior. Original.
Miles McPherson, 2000
5
Wild Child
In this beguiling new collection of stories, T. C. Boyle, one of the world's greatest storytellers, explores the improbable, the tragic, the allegorical and the altogether ordinary.
T.C. Boyle, 2010
6
Real Wild Child: An Insider's Tales from the Rage Couch
With the biggest names in music and juicy backstage anecdotes, Real Wild Child is packed with real wild moments, rock and roll tales, and plenty of secrets from the couch.
Narelle Gee, 2010
7
The Taming of a Wild Child
Waking up in a stranger's bed is not how socialite Lorelei LaBlanc planned on spending the morning after the night before.
Kimberly Lang, 2013
8
Wild Child (Mills & Boon Blaze) (Sex on the Beach - Book 3)
Cindi Myers. beach or the freedom of being away from the office or her resolve to shake up her life a little, things were off to a very good start indeed. THE SUN was barely up when Sara tiptoed up the steps to the beach house, shoes in hand.
Cindi Myers, 2008
9
Molly Cullen - Blessings on the Wild Child
Molly's thoughts about her world impart a sense of wry humour that tempers the, often painful, experiences described in this semi-autobiographical novel. This book is a testament to the resourcefulness and resilience of the human spirit.
Maureen Oliver, 2011
10
Runaway: Wild Child, Working Girl, Survivor
It was only when she was almost murdered that she turned her life around. Set principally between 1966 and 1972, Runaway captures the sleazy Soho of the period, and the frightening conditions in which many children were kept in care.
Emily MacKenzie, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WILD CHILD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wild child is used in the context of the following news items.
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Coming Attractions: Wild Child, Stephen Kellogg, Fortunate Youth
WILD CHILD: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 8:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $15 through majesticmadison.com. STEPHEN KELLOGG: Friday, Nov. «Madison.com, Jul 15»
2
Wild Child Shares New Single From Upcoming Album, Announces …
Indie-pop septet Wild Child has released the title track “Fools” from their upcoming album. The single-release gives audiences a sneak preview of what's to ... «American Songwriter, Jul 15»
3
Kenny Chesney's 'Wild Child' Featuring Grace Potter Hits No. 1
Kenny Chesney took a risk with his most recent single “Wild Child,” a unique ballad featuring indie folk rocker Grace Potter, who shared a Grammy nomination ... «Taste of Country, Jun 15»
4
Kenny Chesney's "Wild Child" Tops The Country Charts!!
With "Wild Child" hitting number one on the Billboard chart, it is the first time since "Hemingway's Whiskey" that Kenny Chesney has seen his first three singles ... «Country Fancast, Jun 15»
5
14-year old Jake “Wild Child” Higginson talks racing in NASCAR event
He's waited 14 long years for this day. Considering that he's only 13 years old, that's a long time. Jake “The Wild Child” Higginson is going to race at Stafford ... «SportzEdge.com, May 15»
6
'Wild Child' author: 7 minutes outside a day isn't enough for kids
Sunshine and springtime are notoriously rare bedfellows in Vancouver, British Columbia. One day when I was four or five years old, my mother took me into the ... «Colorado Public Radio, Apr 15»
7
VIDEO: Kenny Chesney Performs 'Wild Child' on TONIGHT SHOW
On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest Kenny Chesney performed the new single, "Wild Child" from his new album "The Big Revival" Watch the ... «Broadway World, Apr 15»
8
Connecting kids with nature: 'Wild Child' author shares tips for parents
In "How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), he writes, "I felt, perhaps for the first time in my life, ... «Chicago Tribune, Mar 15»
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Sierra Club's Wild Child program is nature-inspired fun
Four-year-old Ellen Jadis, who attends Abegweit First Nation Early Years Centre in Scotchfort, digs excitedly with Hanna Hameline, Sierra Club P.E.I. Wild Child ... «The Guardian Charlottetown, Mar 15»
10
Watch Kenny Chesney's Free-Spirited 'Wild Child' Video
A tribute to a modern-day hippie who attends Bonnaroo, "goes where the wind suggests" and generally marches to the beat of her own steel drum, "Wild Child" ... «RollingStone.com, Feb 15»

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