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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.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene ii]:
- 1611, Ben Jonson, Oberon, the Faery Prince
- 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, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: A[ndrew] Millar […], OCLC 928184292:
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