What does wilding mean?

Definitions for wilding
ˈwaɪl dɪŋwild·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wildingnoun

    a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)

  2. wildingnoun

    an outrageous rampage usually involving sexual attacks by men on women

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wildingnoun

    A wild sour apple.

    Etymology: wildelinghe, Dut.

    Ten ruddy wildings in the wood I found,
    And stood on tip-toes, reaching from the ground. Dryd.

    The red streak, of all cyder fruit, hath obtained the preference, being but a kind of wilding, never pleasing to the palate. John Mortimer.

    The wilding’s fibres are contriv’d
    To draw th’ earth’s purest spirit, and resist
    Its seculence. Phillips.


  1. wilding

    Wilding refers to the act of behaving in an aggressive, violent, unrestrained or reckless manner, particularly in a public or shared space. This term is often used to describe destructive or criminal behavior committed by groups or gangs. Derived from the term "to run wild," it was popularized in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wildingnoun

    a wild or uncultivated plant; especially, a wild apple tree or crab apple; also, the fruit of such a plant

  2. Wildingadjective

    not tame, domesticated, or cultivated; wild

Rap Dictionary

  1. wildingadjective

    wilding,wylin',wild out To act without without rational thought. Wilding was a term not used until the Central park jogger attack in 1989. The victim in this case was raped, and, upon being questioned, kids in the neighborhood of the attackers had said that they had done the "Wild Thing" (after the Tone Loc release). Misinterpreted by reporters not accustomed to the slurred speech of the attackers, the term wilding was born out of the NYC media's lust for a catch phrase. (Info from: "Black Studies, Rap and the Academy" by Houston Baker Jr.) "Across the street you was wilding" -- Nas (The Message). naaa we was saying wildin (pronouced whylin) back before the press and the rape. the association was made because of the incident. But we had been saying that... Juts actin crazy, or to whyle out on somebody for no reason. uno mr wiggles Yea, this term originated from the term "Buck Wild", then "Buck Wildin'", then just "Wildin'" Mr. Buck Wild

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wilding is ranked #14030 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wilding surname appeared 2,147 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Wilding.

    94.2% or 2,024 total occurrences were White.
    1.8% or 39 total occurrences were Black.
    1.6% or 36 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 28 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 13 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wilding in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wilding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of wilding in a Sentence

  1. Angela Civitella:

    If Melody Wilding are aware, the game is over, they lose potency.

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