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the Wild West

noun [S] uk   us  
the name given to the western part of the US during the time when Europeans were first beginning to live there and when there was fighting between them and the Native Americans
Translations of “the Wild West”
in Chinese (Traditional) (美國)蠻荒的西部…
in Chinese (Simplified) (美国)蛮荒的西部…
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