Etymology
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livestock (n.)

"domestic animals kept for use or profit," 1520s, from live (adj.) + stock (n.2). Also, in old slang, "fleas, lice, etc." (1785).

updated on August 06, 2016

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Definitions of livestock from WordNet

livestock (n.)
any animals kept for use or profit;
Synonyms: stock / farm animal
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.