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wild-card

[wahyld-kahrd] /ˈwaɪldˌkɑrd/
adjective
1.
of, constituting, or including a wild card.
2.
Informal. of, being, or including an unpredictable or unproven element, person, item, etc.
3.
Sports. of, being, or including an unseeded or unproven participant or team, as a team in a championship tournament that has not placed first in its league or area.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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