A simple word repeated in hawker centres around singapore like millions of times has totally different definitions in dictionaries.
1.done, shown, used, etc., maliciously or unjustifiably: awanton attack; wanton cruelty.
2.deliberate and without motive or provocation; uncalled for;headstrong; willful: Why jeopardize your career in such awanton way?
3.without regard for what is right, just, humane, etc.; careless;reckless: a wanton attacker of religious convictions.
4.sexually lawless or unrestrained; loose; lascivious; lewd:wanton behavior.
5.extravagantly or excessively luxurious, as a person, mannerof living, or style.
6.luxuriant, as vegetation.
a.sportive or frolicsome, as children or young animals.
b.having free play: wanton breezes; a wanton brook.
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I slapped myself like a few times. I didn’t even know the true meaning of the word until today. So silly. I shall try this the next time i order wanton noodles.
Auntie, can i have some sexually lawless, excessively luxurious, frolicsome noodles, please. Big plate, more chilli, more parsley, & vinegar