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Definition of wildcat adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    wildcat

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈwaɪldkæt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwaɪldkæt//
     
    [only before noun] Wild mammals
     
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  1. 1a wildcat strike happens suddenly and without the official support of a trade/labor union Agreement was reached after several days of wildcat strikes. The aim of the law is to prevent wildcat stoppages. See related entries: Wild mammals
  2. 2(of a business or project) that has not been carefully planned and that will probably not be successful; that does not follow normal standards and methods
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