zo·​ol·​a·​try zō-ˈä-lə-trē How to pronounce zoolatry (audio)
: animal worship

Word History


borrowed from French & New Latin; French zoolâtrie, borrowed from New Latin zoolatria, from zoo- zoo- + -latria -latry

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zoolatry was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Zoolatry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoolatry. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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