Simple Definition of zoo
: a place where many kinds of animals are kept so that people can see them
: a place, situation, or group that is crowded, loud, and uncontrolled
Full Definition of zoo
1 a : a garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition b : a collection of living animals usually for public display
2 : a place, situation, or group marked by crowding, confusion, or unrestrained behavior <the convention was a zoo>
Examples of zoo
The sixth grade classroom was a zoo after recess.
The supermarket was a real zoo on the night before the storm.
Origin of zoo
short for zoological garden
First Known Use: circa 1847
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Definition of zoo
: a place where living usually wild animals are kept for showing to the public
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