Etymology
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feral (adj.)

c. 1600, "wild, undomesticated," from French feral "wild," from Latin fera, in phrase fera bestia "wild animal," from ferus "wild" (from PIE root *ghwer- "wild beast"). Since 19c. commonly "run wild, having escaped from domestication."

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of feral from WordNet

feral (adj.)
wild and menacing;
a pack of feral dogs
Synonyms: ferine / savage
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