Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (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"

2.Definition: 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"

3.Definition: without official authorization

"Wildcat work stoppage"

Related Adjective(s):unauthorised, unauthorized

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