poodle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pudel, a shortened form of Pudelhund, a compound of Hund (dog) and the German Low German term Pudel, Pūdel (puddle), from the onomatopoeic term pudeln (to splash about).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpuː.dəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːdəl

Noun[edit]

poodle (plural poodles)

  1. A breed of dog originating in Europe as hunting dogs, and having heavy, curly coat in a solid color; their shoulder height indicates their classification as standard, medium, miniature, or toy.
    Synonym: (formal, before 20th century) Canis aviarius aquaticus
  2. (figuratively) A person servile towards someone whom he or she considers his or her superior.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:loyal follower

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Poodle crossbreeds

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English poodle.

Noun[edit]

poodle m or f by sense (plural poodles)

  1. poodle (breed of dog with a heavy, curly fur)