Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “sow your wild oats”

sow your wild oats

If a young man sows his wild oats , he has a period of his life when he does a lot of exciting things and has a lot of sexual relationships .Sexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abduction
(Definition of sow your wild oats from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “sow your wild oats”

Word of the Day

prenuptial agreement

an official document signed by two people before they get married that says what will happen to their possessions and/or children if they divorce (= officially stop being married)

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More