Synonyms of wildcat


1. wildcat well, wildcat, oil well, oiler

usage: an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field

2. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat, attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaulter

usage: a cruelly rapacious person

3. wildcat, cat, true cat

usage: any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild


1. wildcat, unsound (vs. sound)

usage: outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices; "wildcat currency issued by irresponsible banks"; "wildcat stock speculation"; "a wildcat airline"; "wildcat life insurance schemes"

2. unauthorized, unauthorised, wildcat, unofficial (vs. official)

usage: without official authorization; "an unauthorized strike"; "wildcat work stoppage"

3. wildcat, exploratory (vs. nonexploratory), explorative

usage: (of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive; "drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation"; "a wildcat mine"; "wildcat drilling"; "wildcat wells"

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Definition and meaning of wildcat (Dictionary)