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dogcatcher

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noun dog·catch·er \-ˌka-chər, -ˌke-\

Simple Definition of dogcatcher

  • : a public official who is responsible for catching dogs that do not have homes

Full Definition of dogcatcher

  1. :  a community official assigned to catch and dispose of stray dogs

1835

First Known Use of dogcatcher

1835


DOGCATCHER Defined for Kids

dogcatcher

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noun dog·catch·er \ˈdȯg-ˌka-chər\

Definition of dogcatcher

  1. :  an official paid to catch and get rid of stray dogs




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