- n an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
- n a cruelly rapacious person
- n any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
- s 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
- s without official authorization
wildcat work stoppage
- s (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
- Significant figures bubbled up from oil-rich Texas to show how the independent oilmen are being frozen out of the oil industry, with the result that the number of new "wildcat".
- The nations of the Continent have long belittled Britain for its inability to curb wildcat strikes.
- Along them wanders Philip Marlowe, a cynical, perfectly hard-boiled private investigator hired by an old millionaire to find the husband of his beautiful, bitchy wildcat daughter.
- Adrian Peterson in ESPN
I like [the Wildcat],Peterson said. "You've got guys out there: Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian, Chester, me and the quarterbacks. When you get the majority of those guys on the field you really can create some things."
- Bob Stoops in Los Angeles Times
It's not like one is a scrambling, wildcat kind of guy and you've got a whole different ballgame for him,Stoops said.
- Bill Belichick in Boston Globe
We'll have to be ready for all of those,Belichick said. "We want to be ready to defend [the Wildcat]. But at the same time, we don't want to commit so much time to it that we don't do a good job on the other things they do as well....