The call of the wild


What's the meaning of the phrase 'The call of the wild'?

The appeal of nature in the raw.

What's the origin of the phrase 'The call of the wild'?

Jack London had a novel of this name published in 1903, although the phrase may have preceded this.

Trend of the call of the wild in printed material over time

Gary Martin is a writer and researcher on the origins of phrases and the creator of the Phrase Finder website. Over the past 26 years more than 700 million of his pages have been downloaded by readers. He is one of the most popular and trusted sources of information on phrases and idioms.

Gary Martin

Writer and researcher on the origins of phrases and the creator of the Phrase Finder website. Over the past 26 years more than 700 million of his pages have been downloaded by readers. He is one of the most popular and trusted sources of information on phrases and idioms.