savage

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savage

1. noun, slang One who does something extreme or intense, often shocking or inspiring admiration in the speaker. That kid's a savage—did you see his back flip off the slide? Stay away from that guy, he's a total savage—he beat up my little brother!
2. adjective, slang Extreme or intense, often in a way that shocks or inspires admiration in the speaker. Did you see that kid's savage back flip off the slide? Stay away from that guy, he's totally savage—he beat up my little brother!

savage

mod. excellent. (Collegiate.) Man, Fred is a totally savage guy.
References in classic literature ?
Your true whale-hunter is as much a savage as an Iroquois.
Conseil took up his gun, and aimed at a savage who was poising his sling at ten yards from him.
Magua, who knew how to avoid the more pressing dangers, and also to elude pursuit, entered the woods through a low ravine, where he quickly found the Narragansetts, which the travelers had abandoned so shortly before, awaiting his appearance, in custody of a savage as fierce and malign in his expression as himself.
Upon this, however, I made this conclusion: that my only way to go about to attempt an escape was, to endeavour to get a savage into my possession: and, if possible, it should be one of their prisoners, whom they had condemned to be eaten, and should bring hither to kill.
The caller, a colleague from Sioux Lookout, reported that the valuable timber had been blown down by a savage thunderstorm.