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From Middle English wantoun, wantowen, wantoȝen, wantowe (“uneducated; unrestrained; licentious; sportive; playful”), from wan- (“not", "un-", "mis-”) + towen, i-towen (“educated”, literally “towed; led; drawn”), from 古期英語 togen, ġetogen, past participle of tēon (“to train, discipline”), equivalent to wan- + towed.
- (archaic) Undisciplined, unruly; not able to be controlled.
- 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV.1:
- 1785, William Cowper, “The Garden”, in The Task, a Poem, in Six Books. By William Cowper [...] To which are Added, by the Same Author, An Epistle to Joseph Hill, Esq. Tirocinium, or a Review of Schools, and The History of John Gilpin, London: Printed for J[oseph] Johnson, No. 72 St. Paul's Church-Yard, OCLC 221351486; republished as The Task. A Poem. In Six Books. To which is Added, Tirocinium: or, A Review of Schools, new edition, Philadelphia, Pa.: Printed for Thomas Dobson, bookseller, in Second-street, second door above Chestnut-street, 1787, OCLC 23630717, page 87:
- 'Tis the cruel gripe, / That lean hard-handed poverty inflicts, / The hope of better things, the chance to win, / The wiſh to ſhine, the thirſt to be amus'd, / That at the found of Winter's hoary wing, / Unpeople all our counties, of ſuch herds, / Of flutt'ring, loit'ring, cringing, begging, looſe, / And wanton vagrants, as make London, vaſt / And boundless as it is, a crowded coop.
- (obsolete) Playful, sportive; merry or carefree.
- Lewd, immoral; sexually open, unchaste.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones:
- 1874, Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd:
- 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.21:
- Capricious, reckless of morality, justice etc.; acting without regard for the law or the well-being of others; gratuitous.
- 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility:
- 2009, Ben White, The Guardian, 10 Aug 2009:
- (archaic) Extravagant, unrestrained, excessive.
- 1776, Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book I:
- 1876, John Ruskin, Letters, 19 Jan 1876:
- A pampered or coddled person.
- An overly playful person; a trifler.
- Ben Jonson
- 1898: Charles Dickens: A Critical Study by George Gissing
- This quiet remark serves to remind one, among other things that, Dickens was not without his reasons for a spirit of distrust towards religion by law established, as well as towards sundry other forms of religion--the spirit which, especially in his early career, was often misunderstood as hostility to religion in itself, a wanton mocking at sacred things.
- A self-indulgent person, fond of excess.
- (archaic) A lewd or immoral person, especially a prostitute.
- 1891: Jerusalem: Its History and Hope by Mrs. Oliphant
- 1936: Like the Phoenix by Anthony Bertram
- However, terrible as it may seem to the tall maiden sisters of J.P.'s in Queen Anne houses with walled vegetable gardens, this courtesan, strumpet, harlot, whore, punk, fille de joie, street-walker, this trollop, this trull, this baggage, this hussy, this drab, skit, rig, quean, mopsy, demirep, demimondaine, this wanton, this fornicatress, this doxy, this concubine, this frail sister, this poor Queenie--did actually solicit me, did actually say 'coming home to-night, dearie' and my soul was not blasted enough to call a policeman.
- (intransitive) To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic.
- c. 1593, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Prologue,
- 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 5, lines 294-296,
- c. 1820, Charles Lamb, “Christ’s Hospital, Five and Thirty Years Ago” in Essays of Elia, Paris: Baudry’s European Library, 1835, p. 15,
- 1927, Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse, London: Hogarth Press, 1930, Part 2, 9, p. 217,
- (transitive) To waste or squander, especially in pleasure (most often with away).
- 1660, Samuel Pepys, diary entry for 28 April, 1660, in Henry B. Wheatley (ed.), The Diary of Samuel Pepys, London: George Bell, 1905, Volume 8, p.290,
- 1881, Christina Rossetti, Called to Be Saints, London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, “St. Matthias, Apostle,” p. 153,
- 1929, Witter Bynner and Jiang Kanghu (translators), “A Song of an Old General” in The Jade Mountain, New York: Vintage, 1972, p. 203,
- 1948, Digby George Gerahty (as Robert Standish), Elephant Walk, New York: Macmillan, 1949, Chapter 15, p. 214,
- (intransitive) To act wantonly; to be lewd or lascivious.
- 1677, Hannah Woolley, The Compleat Servant-Maid, London: T. Passinger, p. 62,,
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292:
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