Share this entry
zookeeper Syllabification: zoo·keep·er
Pronunciation: /ˈzo͞oˌkēpər/

Definition of zookeeper in English:


An animal attendant employed in a zoo.
Example sentences
  • When hostilities broke out, zookeepers fled, and the animals were left to starve, living in cages without food, water, and in some cases, access to sunlight.
  • Richard Joseph, a senior zookeeper and wildlife conservationist, said the exchange of animals was part of the society's thrust to promote wildlife farming locally.
  • Often, all it takes is a controlled encounter with a live bat through a wildlife guide or zookeeper and the horror spell is permanently broken.

Words that rhyme with zookeeper

bookkeeper • treecreeper
Definition of zookeeper in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources