Definitions

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  • adj. Somewhat wild.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Somewhat wild; rather wild.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Somewhat wild.

Etymologies

wild +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Harry (I could not have thought it; for he is a little wildish, they say) cried till he sobbed again.

    Pamela

  • She could frighten a wildish cow and bail up anything that would stay in a yard with her.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Bella Barnes was going to marry a surveyor, a wildish young fellow, but a good one to work as ever was.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Round, wildish eyes, slightly near-sighted, completed a physiognomy essentially feline.

    From the Earth to the Moon

  • He called me Mitchell and loved to tease me cause when I was soon out of highschool I started dressing in wildish outlandish clothes.

    brile Diary Entry

  • Janenne took to wildish ways, and, leaving the home of their ancestors, went away to Paris and led extravagant lives there, gambling and drinking, and squandering their substance in other and even more foolish fashions, and at last there ceased to be estates of Janenne to draw upon, or even Counts of Janenne to draw.

    Schwartz: A History From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray

  • Fifth and sixth, a vacillating, staggering, decrepit creature with wildish white beard and eyes, who had been arrested -- incredibly enough -- for "rape."

    The Enormous Room

  • But it was her mouth you remembered: the fulness and brevity of it, the deep indentation of its upper lip, the curves of it and its vivid crimson -- these roused you to wildish speculation as to its probable softness when Lady Allonby and Fate were beyond ordinary lenient.

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • Nourishment for much wildish speculation, in fact, can be got by considering what the world's literature would be, had its authors restricted themselves, as do we Americans so sedulously -- and unavoidably -- to writing of contemporaneous happenings.

    The Certain Hour

  • Nevertheless, an orderly poked his head in good-naturedly enough at seven next morning with tea and goat's cheese and brown bread, and our captain host, a rather wildish-looking young man from the Asiatic interior, came to say he had telephoned for permission to take us to the heights above Kaba Tepe and Ari Burnu.

    Antwerp to Gallipoli A Year of the War on Many Fronts—and Behind Them

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