dogcatcher
noun Date: 1835 a community official assigned to catch and dispose of stray dogs

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  • dogcatcher — ☆ dogcatcher [dôg′kach΄ər ] n. a local official whose work is catching and impounding stray or unlicensed animals …   English World dictionary

  • dogcatcher — noun A person whose job is to catch and remove stray dogs. Men like him couldnt get elected dogcatcher. He was a natural lieutenant, not a leader, and it was a fact he accepted with neither bitterness nor regret. Syn: animal control officer …   Wiktionary

  • dogcatcher — /dawg kach euhr, dog /, n. a person employed by a municipal pound, humane society, or the like, to find and impound stray or homeless dogs, cats, etc. [1825 35, Amer.; DOG + CATCHER] * * * …   Universalium

  • dogcatcher — dog|catch|er [ˈdɔgˌkætʃə US ˈdo:gˌkætʃər] n a ↑dog warden …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dogcatcher — n. person whose job it is to catch stray dogs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dogcatcher — noun (C) AmE someone whose job is to collect dogs without owners; dog warden BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dogcatcher — dog•catch•er [[t]ˈdɔgˌkætʃ ər, ˈdɒg [/t]] n. a person employed by a municipal pound, humane society, or the like, to find and impound stray or homeless dogs, cats, etc • Etymology: 1825–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • dogcatcher — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : one that catches dogs; specifically : a person employed or elected to catch and get rid of the stray dogs of a community 2. slang : a member of a train crew sent to relieve another who is temporarily prohibited by law… …   Useful english dictionary

  • could not get elected dogcatcher — verb Is unpopular, particularly of politicians. [president Grover Cleveland is] so unpopular in Washington that he could not be elected dog catcher for the district …   Wiktionary

  • animal warden — dogcatcher. * * * …   Universalium

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