v. t.

  1. Untrained; undisciplined; unrestrained; hence, loose; free; luxuriant; roving; sportive.
  2. Wandering from moral rectitude; perverse; dissolute.
  3. Specifically: Deviating from the rules of chastity; lewd; lustful; lascivious; libidinous; lecherous.
  4. Reckless; heedless; as, wanton mischief.
  5. To cause to become wanton; also, to waste in wantonness.


  1. A roving, frolicsome thing; a trifler; -- used rarely as a term of endearment.
  2. One brought up without restraint; a pampered pet.
  3. A lewd person; a lascivious man or woman.

v. i.

  1. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic.
  2. To sport in lewdness; to play the wanton; to play lasciviously.