zoo

zoo

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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zuː/
  • Rhymes: -uː

Noun

zoo (plural zoos)

  1. A park where live animals are exhibited.
  2. (informal, figuratively) Any place that is wild, crowded, or chaotic.
  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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Translations


Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈzo.o/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈzo.u/

Noun

zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. Clipping of zoològic.

Further reading

  • “zoo” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Czech

Noun

zoo f

  1. zoo

Synonyms

  • zoologická zahrada

Danish

Etymology

From English zoo

Noun

zoo c (singular definite zooen, plural indefinite zooer)

  1. a zoo, zoological garden

Synonyms

  • zoologisk have

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • (Belgium) IPA(key): /zoː/
  • (Netherlands) IPA(key): /zuː/, /zoː/
  • Hyphenation: zoo
  • Rhymes: -oː

Etymology 1

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

Noun

zoo m (plural zoos, diminutive zootje n)

  1. (chiefly Belgium) zoo
Synonyms
  • dierentuin, diergaarde

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adverb

zoo

  1. Archaic spelling of zo.

Esperanto

Etymology

Clipping of zoologia ĝardeno.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzoo/
  • Hyphenation: zo‧o
  • Rhymes: -oo

Noun

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

  1. zoo

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zo/, /zo.o/

Noun

zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. zoo

Related terms

  • zoologique

Further reading

  • “zoo” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdzɔ.o/

Noun

zoo m (invariable)

  1. zoo

Related terms

  • giardino zoologico

Malay

Etymology

From English zoo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zu/
  • Rhymes: -zu, -u

Noun

zoo

  1. zoo (park where live animals are exhibited)

Synonyms

  • kebun binatang
  • taman haiwan

Polish

Etymology

From English zoo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔː/

Noun

zoo n (indeclinable)

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

Further reading

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

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • zôo (superseded)

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈzo.u/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈzo.u/, /ˈzow/
  • Rhymes: -o.u

Noun

zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. Clipping of zoológico.

Verb

zoo

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

Spanish

Pronunciation

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

Noun

zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. zoo

Related terms

  • zoológico

Further reading

  • “zoo” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /suː/
  • Homophone: so

Noun

zoo n

  1. zoo

Declension

Related terms

  • zoo-

References

  • zoo in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

White Hmong

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʐɒ̃˧/

Adjective

zoo

  1. good

Derived terms

  • mus zoo
  • nyob zoo

References

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

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