ETYM French sauvage, Old Fren. salvage, from Latin silvaticus belonging to a wood, wild, from silva a wood. Related to Silvan, Sylvatic.
1. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; nature; wild.
2. Wild; untamed; uncultivated.
3. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude.
4. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal.
(1872-1940) New Zealand Labour politician. As prime minister 1935–40, he introduced much social-security legislation.
A member of an uncivilized people; SYN. barbarian.
1. A person belonging to a primitive society
2. A brutal person
3. A rude or unmannerly person
City in Minnesota (USA); zip code 55378.
ETYM See Savage (n.). To criticize harshly or violently, to attack or treat brutally.