zookeeper

noun zoo·keep·er \ ˈzü-ˌkē-pər \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of zookeeper

:one who maintains or cares for animals in a zoo

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First Known Use of zookeeper

1924


ZOOKEEPER Defined for English Language Learners

zookeeper

noun

Definition of zookeeper for English Language Learners

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


ZOOKEEPER Defined for Kids

zookeeper

noun zoo·keep·er \ ˈzü-ˌkē-pər \

Definition of zookeeper for Students

:a person who cares for animals in a zoo

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