Definition of Wildcat

  • (noun) any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
  • (noun) an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
  • (noun) a cruelly rapacious person
  • (adjective satellite) (of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive; "drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation"; "a wildcat mine"; "wildcat drilling"; "wildcat wells"
  • (adjective satellite) without official authorization; "an unauthorized strike"; "wildcat work stoppage"
  • (adjective satellite) outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices; "wildcat currency issued by irresponsible banks"; "wildcat stock speculation"; "a wildcat airline"; "wildcat life insurance schemes"

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