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Definition of wildcat
1a small native Eurasian and African cat that is typically gray with black markings and a bushy tail, noted for its ferocity.
- Felis silvestris, family Felidae, the African race of which is believed to be the ancestor of the domestic cat
any of the smaller members of the cat family, especially the bobcat. a hot-tempered or ferocious person, typically a woman. 2an exploratory oil well.
(of a strike) sudden and unofficial:legislation to curb wildcat strikes commercially unsound or risky.