Definition of feral adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈferəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈferəl//
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(of animals) living wild, especially after escaping from life as a pet or on a farm feral cats (figurative) He looked at me with a feral grin (= like a wild animal). Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin fera ‘wild animal’ (from ferus ‘wild’) + -al.
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