petting zoo

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of petting zoo

: a collection of farm animals or gentle exotic animals for children to pet and feed

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First Known Use of petting zoo

1965

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PETTING ZOO Defined for English Language Learners

petting zoo

Definition of petting zoo for English Language Learners

  • : a collection of animals that children can touch and feed


PETTING ZOO Defined for Kids

petting zoo

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: a collection of farm animals or gentle exotic animals for children to pet and feed

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