poodle

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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]

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poodle (plural poodles)

  1. Any of various breeds of dog originating in Europe as hunting dogs, and having heavy, curly fur in a solid color; their shoulder height indicates their classification as standard, miniature, or toy.

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  1. ^ duden Online: Pudel, Duden Online: pudeln
  2. ^ Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache