an oil prospector.
a person who promotes risky or unsound business ventures.
a person who participates in a wildcat strike.
- wild-goose chase,
- wildcat bank,
- wildcat strike,
- wilde, oscar,
Origin of wildcatter
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US and Canadian informal a prospector for oil or ores in areas having no proved resources
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