zookeeper

noun
zoo·​keep·​er | \ ˈzü-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce zookeeper (audio) \

Definition of zookeeper

: one who maintains or cares for animals in a zoo

Examples of zookeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Katy Perry earned her zookeeper stripes at the Louisville Zoo on Saturday. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 23 May 2022 Katy Perry earned her zookeeper stripes at the Louisville Zoo on Saturday. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 21 May 2022 The Belle Isle Rumrunning Scandal, also called the Police Rum Scandal, involved elite Detroiters at a private club, crooked cops, a drunken zookeeper and the James Scott fountain on Belle Isle. Mickey Lyons, Detroit Free Press, 8 May 2022 Season one follows the eccentric zookeeper Joe Exotic and his long-time feud with Carole Baskin, the owner of Big Cat Rescue. Sophie Hanson, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 May 2022 She was later named an honorary zookeeper by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, 18 Jan. 2022 She was later named an honorary zookeeper by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2022 At the heart of Mitchell's understanding of Exotic is the zookeeper's lust for fame. Rachel Schonberger, EW.com, 26 Feb. 2022 The former zookeeper was initially sentenced to 22 years in an Oklahoma prison, but it was recently changed by a federal judge in January to 21 years amid his battle with prostate cancer. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of zookeeper

1886, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jun 2022

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“Zookeeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zookeeper. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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zookeeper

noun
zoo·​keep·​er | \ ˈzü-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce zookeeper (audio) \

Kids Definition of zookeeper

: a person who cares for animals in a zoo

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