ETYM French hagard; of German origin, and prop. meaning, of the hegde or woods, wild, untamed. Related to Hedge, Haw, and -ard.
1. Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed.
2. Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted, or anxious in appearance.
An adult hawk caught wild.