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See also: Zoo, zôo, zōo, zoo-, -zoo, zo'o, and zoö-

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elephants in a zoo

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of zoological garden, and now the usual form. See also zoology.

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zoo (plural zoos)

  1. A park where live animals are exhibited.
  2. (figuratively) Any place that is wild, crowded, or chaotic.
    The shopping center was a zoo the week before Christmas.
  3. (US, military, slang) The jungle.
    • 2013, E. E. "Doc" Murdock, My Vietnam War (page 152)
      I'm not all that unhappy about being out on an actual patrol, but there's a worried feeling wandering around the back of my mind, not exactly fear, more like a sort of lurking anxiety at being out in the dreaded jungle, the zoo, where the enemy hides.

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zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. Clipping of zoològic.
    • 2016 November 9, “'Midnight Cowboy'”, in El Periódico[1]:
      O sigui, els sorolls del zoo de demòcrates i republicans.

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zoo f

  1. zoo

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DanishEdit

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From English zoo

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zoo c (singular definite zooen, plural indefinite zooer)

  1. a zoo, zoological garden

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Etymology 1Edit

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zoo m (plural zoos, diminutive zootje n)

  1. zoo
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zoo

  1. Archaic spelling of zo.

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of zoologia ĝardeno.

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zoo (accusative singular zoon, plural zooj, accusative plural zoojn)

  1. zoo

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zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. zoo

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zoo m (invariable)

  1. zoo

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English zoo.

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zoo

  1. zoo (park where live animals are exhibited)

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PolishEdit

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zoo n (indeclinable)

  1. zoo

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zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. Clipping of zoológico.

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zoo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of zoar

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zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. zoo

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zoo

  1. good

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