Wanton as an adjective means lewd or capriciously immoral.

People with the surname Wanton:

  • George H. Wanton (1868-1940), Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army
  • Joseph Wanton (1705-1780), Governor of Rhode Island
  • Joseph Wanton, Jr. (born 1730), Loyalist in the American Revolution

People with the given name Wanton:

  • Joseph Wanton Morrison (1783-1826), British soldier

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Other articles related to "wanton":

The Lochmaben Harper
... aye frae toun to toun A wager he made, with two knights he laid To steal King Henry's Wanton Brown ... wagered five thousand pound, And John he's taen the deed in hand, To steal King Henry's Wanton Brown ... snug and neat, Where stands my stately Wanton Brown.' He's down him to the outer court, That stood a little below the toun There found a stable snug and neat, For stately stood the Wanton ...
List Of United States Political Families (W) - The Wantons
... William Wanton, Governor of Rhode Island Colony 1732-1733 ... Joseph Wanton (1705–1780), Governor of Rhode Island Colony 1769-1775 ... Son of William Wanton ...
The Parson's Wedding - The Plot
... The play opens on a heated conversation between the Captain and his paramour, Mistress Wanton ... the title "Mistress," or "Mrs." was applied to both married and single women Wanton is single, beautiful, clever, and highly desirable.) The Captain is "in choler," angry at the conduct of ... of poverty, the Parson was a humble acquaintance of the Captain and Wanton but now that he has obtained a comfortable clerical benefice (a "fat living") through the patronage of Lady Loveall ...
List Of Colonial Governors Of Rhode Island - Governors
... office) Samuel Cranston 1698-1727 Joseph Jenckes 1727-1732 William Wanton 1732-1733 (died in office) John Wanton 1734-1740 (died in office) Richard Ward 1740-1743 William Greene 1743-1745 Gideon Wanton 1745-1746 ...
George H. Wanton - Biography
... Wanton was born on May 15, 1866 in Paterson, New Jersey, the son of William H ... and Margaret (Miller) Wanton ... The fifth attempt, manned by Wanton and three other Privates of the 10th Cavalry (Dennis Bell, Fitz Lee, and William H ...

Famous quotes containing the word wanton:

    The wanton snow flew to her breast,
    Like pretty birds into their nest,
    But, overcome with whiteness there,
    For grief it thaw’d into a tear:
    Thence falling on her garments’ hem,
    To deck her, froze into a gem.
    William Strode (1602?–1645)

    She, as a veil down to the slender waist,
    Her unadorned golden tresses wore
    Dishevelled, but in wanton ringlets waved
    As the vine curls her tendrils, which implied
    Subjection, but required with gentle sway,
    And by her yielded, by him best received,
    Yielded with coy submission, modest pride,
    And sweet, reluctant, amorous delay.
    Nor those mysterious parts were then concealed:
    Then was not guilty shame: dishonest Shame
    Of Nature’s works, Honour dishonourable.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    The milkweed brings up to my very door
    The theme of wanton waste in peace and war....
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)