[ dawg-kach-er, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌkætʃ ər, ˈdɒg- /


a person employed by a municipal pound, humane society, or the like, to find and impound stray or homeless dogs, cats, etc.

Words nearby dogcatcher

Origin of dogcatcher

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; dog + catcher Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for dog-catcher



mainly US and Canadian a local official whose job is to catch and impound stray dogs, cats, etc
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