Definitions for: Wildcat


[n] any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
[n] an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
[n] a cruelly rapacious person
[adj] (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"
[adj] without official authorization; "an unauthorized strike"; "wildcat work stoppage"
[adj] 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"



Synonyms: beast, brute, explorative, exploratory, savage, unauthorised, unauthorized, unofficial, unsound, wildcat well, wolf

See Also: aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker, caffer cat, cat, catamount, catamountain, cougar, European wildcat, eyra, Felis, Felis bengalensis, Felis chaus, Felis concolor, Felis manul, Felis ocreata, Felis pardalis, Felis serval, Felis silvestris, Felis tigrina, Felis wiedi, Felis yagouaroundi, genus Felis, jaguarondi, jaguarundi, jaguarundi cat, jungle cat, kaffir cat, leopard cat, lynx, manul, margay, margay cat, mountain lion, ocelot, oil well, oiler, painter, Pallas's cat, panther, panther cat, puma, sand cat, serval, tiger cat, true cat

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