Also called poop scooper. a small shovel or scooping device designed for use in cleaning up after a dog or other pet that has defecated on a street or sidewalk.


of or relating to laws, city ordinances, or the like, that require a person to use a pooper-scooper.

Origin of pooper-scooper

1970–75; rhyming compound based on poop4, scoop, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for pooper scooper



a device used to remove dogs' excrement from public areas

Word Origin for pooper-scooper

C20: poop 4 + -er 1 + scooper
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