What does the word wanton mean?

Usage examples for wanton

  1. " Thee is charged, David," he said coldly, " with kissing a woman- a stranger and a wanton- where the four roads meet 'twixt here and yonder town." – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  2. Indeed if such wanton kings be not thrust away, the whole nation will be punished for it. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  3. Believe me, my lord, you waste your chivalry in defence of a wanton. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy