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wildcatter

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noun wild·cat·ter \-ˌka-tər\

Definition of wildcatter

  1. 1 :  one that drills wells in the hope of finding oil in territory not known to be an oil field

  2. 2 :  one that promotes unsafe and unreliable enterprises; especially :  one that sells stocks in such enterprises

  3. 3 :  one that designs, builds, or fires wildcat cartridges and firearms

  4. 4 :  a worker who goes out on a wildcat strike



1883

First Known Use of wildcatter

1883

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