Definitions for wildcat

Definitions for (noun) wildcat

Main entry: wildcat

Definition: any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild

Main entry: wildcat, wildcat well

Definition: an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field

Main entry: beast, savage, brute, wildcat, wolf

Definition: a cruelly rapacious person

Definitions for (adj) wildcat

Main entry: wildcat

Definition: (of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive

Usage: drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation; a wildcat mine; wildcat drilling; wildcat wells

Main entry: unauthorised, unauthorized, wildcat

Definition: without official authorization

Usage: an unauthorized strike; wildcat work stoppage

Main entry: wildcat

Definition: outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices

Usage: wildcat currency issued by irresponsible banks; wildcat stock speculation; a wildcat airline; wildcat life insurance schemes

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