See also: Zoo, zôo, zōo, zoo-, -zoo, and zoö-

EnglishEdit

 
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Elephants in a zoo

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /zuː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː

NounEdit

zoo (plural zoos)

  1. A park where live animals are exhibited.
  2. (informal, 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.
  4. (slang) A zoophile.
    • 2013, Mark Hawthorne, Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering
      Zoophiles, or 'zoos,' are sexually and emotionally attracted to animals, as in a sexual orientation.
    • 2016, Jessica Pierce, Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets (page 129)
      Bestiality or zoophilia—whatever we decide to call it—is one of the most pressing issues for all domesticated animals, [] From the scanty research available, the following picture emerges: the majority of zoos are male, though certainly not all; []

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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.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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CzechEdit

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zoo f

  1. zoo

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Probably a borrowing from French zoo. Equivalent to a shortening of zoölogische tuin.

NounEdit

zoo m (plural zoos, diminutive zootje n)

  1. (chiefly Belgium) zoo
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

AdverbEdit

zoo

  1. Archaic spelling of zo.

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of zoologia ĝardeno.

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NounEdit

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

  1. zoo

FrenchEdit

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zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. zoo

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ItalianEdit

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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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EtymologyEdit

From English zoo.

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NounEdit

zoo n (indeclinable)

  1. (zoology) zoo (park where live animals are exhibited)
    Synonym: ogród zoologiczny

Further readingEdit

  • zoo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • zoo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

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NounEdit

zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. Clipping of zoológico.

VerbEdit

zoo

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

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈθoo/, [ˈθo.o]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈsoo/, [ˈso.o]

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zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. zoo

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SwedishEdit

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zoo n

  1. zoo

DeclensionEdit

Declension of zoo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative zoo zooet zoon zoona
Genitive zoos zooets zoons zoonas

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White HmongEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hmong-Mien *-ʔrɔŋH (good). Cognate with Iu Mien longx.

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zoo

  1. good

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ReferencesEdit

  • Heimbach, Ernest E., White Hmong — English Dictionary[2], SEAP Publications, 1979, →ISBN.