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Origin of wildcat

1375鈥1425; late Middle English wilde cat; compare Middle Low German wildkatte
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How to use wildcat in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for wildcat

wildcat
/ (藞wa瑟ld藢k忙t) /

noun plural -cats or -cat
verb -cats, -catting or -catted
(intr) to drill for petroleum or natural gas in an area having no known reserves

Derived forms of wildcat

wildcatting, noun, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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