What is a Wildling?


Wild·ling [wahyld-ling]

Noun
 

1. A person who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices.

Adjective
 

1. A term
used to describe someone who has a wild, instinctive, creative inner
being inside them that is not suppressed by society codes.

 

2. Fearless and free-spirited; someone who lives an alternative life. A nonconformist.

Girl 1: Why is she doing that? 
Girl 2: She doesn’t care what people think.
Girl 1: Oh, So she’s a Wildling then. 
Girl 2: Or just a nutcase!

Etymologies
 wild +‎ -ling (“descendant”); cognate with Dutch (not synonymous) wildeling.