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Definitions 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:   outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices
    Example: "Wildcat currency issued by irresponsible banks"
  • adjective:   (of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive
    Example: "Drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation"
  • adjective:   without official authorization
    Example: "Wildcat work stoppage"

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