dogcatcher

noun dog·catch·er \ -ˌka-chər , -ˌke- \

Definition of dogcatcher

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

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First Known Use of dogcatcher

circa 1703

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DOGCATCHER Defined for English Language Learners

dogcatcher

Definition of dogcatcher for English Language Learners

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


DOGCATCHER Defined for Kids

dogcatcher

noun dog·catch·er \ ˈdȯg-ˌka-chər \

Definition of dogcatcher for Students

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


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