Origin of wildcat

1375–1425; late Middle English wilde cat; compare Middle Low German wildkatte
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British Dictionary definitions for wildcat

/ (ˈwaɪldˌkæt) /

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
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