noun, plural wild·cats, (especially collectively) wild·cat for 1–4.
verb (used without object), wild·cat·ted, wild·cat·ting.
verb (used with object), wild·cat·ted, wild·cat·ting.
- wild-goose chase,
- wildcat bank,
- wildcat strike,
- wilde, oscar
Origin of wildcat
Examples from the Web for wildcat
The Kansas State Wildcats, meanwhile, are protected by a Thundercats-inspired Willie the Wildcat.
The Wildcat divided his winnings and laid fifty dollars on the table.
In that instant a wildcat landed on her back and a vicious claw reached for her face.The Revellers|Louis Tracy
The rabbi counted out two hundred dollars, but before the Wildcat threw the dice the Mud Turtle beside him spoke up.
He fought by the side of our Harold when he tamed Griffith, the wildcat of Wales.
He had been hearing the cries of the wildcat for several nights.The Bradys After a Chinese Princess|Francis Worcester Doughty
noun plural -cats or -cat
- of or relating to an unsound business enterprisewildcat stock
- financially or commercially unsounda wildcat project
verb -cats, -catting or -catted
early 15c., from wild (adj.) + cat (n.). Meaning "savage woman" is recorded from 1570s; sense of "one who forms rash projects" is attested from 1812. The adjective in the financial speculative sense is first recorded 1838, American English.