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dogcatcher

[dawg-kach-er, dog-]
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noun
  1. a person employed by a municipal pound, humane society, or the like, to find and impound stray or homeless dogs, cats, etc.

Origin of dogcatcher

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; dog + catcher
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Historical Examples

  • The dogcatcher's wagon is drawn up ready to rush forth, and the trained terrier which accompanies it is leaping with excitement.

    Pipefuls

    Christopher Morley

  • In the background stands the dogcatcher's cart, attached to the famous kicking mule.

    Pipefuls

    Christopher Morley