Definition of cryptozoologist in US English:

cryptozoologist

noun

  • See cryptozoology

    • ‘Other cryptozoologists, it should be noted, were more cautious about the results.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Over thirty years have passed, yet no cryptozoologist has found further evidence of the creature near the site except for one alleged footprint.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

cryptozoologist

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