[ wahyld-kat-er ]
/ ˈwaɪldˌkæt ər /
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an oil prospector.
a person who promotes risky or unsound business ventures.
a person who participates in a wildcat strike.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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British Dictionary definitions for wildcatter
/ (ˈwaɪldˌkætə) /
US and Canadian informal a prospector for oil or ores in areas having no proved resources
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