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American English: /ˈwaɪl(d)kæt/
British English: /ˈwʌɪl(d)kat/

Translation of wildcat in Spanish:

noun plural wildcats or wildcat

  • 1 1.1 (European)
    gato (masculine) montés
    Example sentences
    • Over the years, Owen Newman and I had filmed cheetahs, lions, leopards, African wildcats and servals (for the first ever film of them) but never caracals.
    • Since Dolly's creation in 1996 a variety of other animals have been duplicated, including a caracal cat and an African wildcat.
    • Dresser's team is fine-tuning the cloning of small cats like the African wildcat, as well as the largest: tigers.
    1.2 (bobcat) (esp American English)
    Example sentences
    • A highly adaptable wildcat of North America, the Bobcat has managed to survive in healthy numbers in a variety of habitats, consuming a diverse spectrum of prey, in both wild and inhabited regions.
    • Though more tolerant of people than many other wildcats, bobcats tend to avoid large cultivated areas.
  • 2 (woman)
    Example sentences
    • I think she played the boss' daughter and Kevin liked her but she was a real wildcat.
    • I soon found out she was not a kid. She was a regular little wildcat.
  • 3 (oil well)
    pozo (masculine) de exploración
    Example sentences
    • Peak exploration was in 1985 when 184 wildcats were drilled.

adjective before noun, no comparative

  • 1 (risky)
    riesgoso (esp Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • Those of you who might consider investing in a wildcat venture should also remember that the quality of geologic professional advice varies.
    • Naturally no banker likes to see money drawn out of his institution and put into a wildcat investment where neither he nor anybody else thereabout will ever see it again.
  • 2
    Example sentences
    • And when shop floor workers became dissatisfied, they staged increasing numbers of ‘unofficial’ or wildcat strikes.
    • And at the time of writing we are seeing the first unofficial wildcat strikes in the civil service for 16 years!
    • This has seen members strike for two days in both February and April, and take part in a number of unofficial wildcat strikes.
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