Definition of Wild West in English:

Share this entry

Wild West

Pronunciation: /ˈˌwīl(d) ˈwest/
The western US in a time of lawlessness in its early history. The Wild West was the last of a succession of frontiers formed as settlers moved gradually further west. The frontier was officially declared closed in 1890.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Wild West

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.