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Wild West, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishWild West, thethe Wild WestˌWild ˈWest, the 🔊 🔊 the western US, where many European settlers moved during the 19th century to establish new farms and new cities. In films it is often shown as a place where cowboys and Indians (=Native Americans) fight each other, and where cowboys use guns rather than the law to settle arguments. A situation where there are no laws or controls is sometimes described as being ‘like the Wild West’.
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