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zookeeper

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noun zoo·keep·er \ˈzü-ˌkē-pər\

Simple Definition of zookeeper

  • : a person who takes care of the animals in a zoo

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of zookeeper

  1. :  one who maintains or cares for animals in a zoo

1924

First Known Use of zookeeper

1924


ZOOKEEPER Defined for Kids

zookeeper

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noun zoo·keep·er \ˈzü-ˌkē-pər\

Definition of zookeeper for Students

  1. :  a person who cares for animals in a zoo




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