Definition of cryptozoologist in US English:

cryptozoologist

noun

  • See cryptozoology

    • ‘This caused great excitement among cryptozoologists and UFOlogists, only to be deflated when a short time later the university announced that the remains were that of a dog.’
    • ‘Over thirty years have passed, yet no cryptozoologist has found further evidence of the creature near the site except for one alleged footprint.’
    • ‘This creature has been a constant conundrum to cryptozoologists (scientists who study animals that may or may not be real) in North and South America for over 50 years.’
    • ‘Other cryptozoologists, it should be noted, were more cautious about the results.’
    • ‘Since cryptozoologists spend most of their energy trying to establish the existence of creatures, rather than examining actual animals, they are more akin to psi researchers than to zoologists.’

Pronunciation

cryptozoologist

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