/ˈfɛr(ə)l/ /ˈfɪərəl/
1 (especially of an animal) in a wild state, especially after escape from captivity or domestication.
1.1 Resembling or characteristic of a wild animal.
1.2 (of a young person) behaving in a wildly undisciplined and antisocial way.
derogatory Australian
A person with an unconventional appearance and lifestyle, and anti-establishment views.

Early 17th century from Latin fera ‘wild animal’ (from ferus ‘wild’) + -al.


Skippy dreamed of being his feral self.


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