Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

wildcat bank

noun
1.
a bank that issued notes without adequate security in the period before the establishment of the national banking system in 1864.
Origin of wildcat bank
1830-1840
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for wildcat bank
Historical Examples
  • Well, I can't go back to him and resume, no more'n a wildcat bank.

    Gideon's Band George W. Cable

Word of the Day

Nearby words for wildcat bank

Word Value for wildcat

13
15
Scrabble Words With Friends