zoolatry

[ zoh-ol-uh-tree ]
/ zoʊˈɒl ə tri /
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noun

the worship of or excessive attention to animals.

Nearby words

  1. zooid,
  2. zookeeper,
  3. zooks,
  4. zool.,
  5. zoolagnia,
  6. zoological,
  7. zoological garden,
  8. zoologically,
  9. zoologist,
  10. zoology

Origin of zoolatry

First recorded in 1810–20; zoo- + -latry

Related formszo·ol·a·ter, nounzo·ol·a·trous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for zoolatry

zoolatry

/ (zəʊˈɒlətrɪ) /

noun

(esp in ancient or primitive religions) the worship of animals as the incarnations of certain deities, symbols of particular qualities or natural forces, etc
extreme or excessive devotion to animals, particularly domestic pets
Derived Formszoolater, nounzoolatrous, adjective

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