Definition of zoo
- The convention was a zoo.
The sixth grade classroom was a zoo after recess.
The supermarket was a real zoo on the night before the storm.
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First Known Use: 1835See Words from the same year
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: 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
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