Definition of "poodle" []

  • Any of a breed of dogs originally developed in Europe as hunting dogs, having thick curly hair of varying color, and classified by shoulder height into standard, miniature, and toy varieties. (noun)
  • A breed of dog, with varieties of different sizes, having curly hair, which is often clipped from ribs to tail for showing: originally bred to hunt waterfowl (noun)

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  • A person who is servile; lackey (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "poodle" in a sentence
  • "In fact the name poodle comes from the German word Pudel, which is short for Pudelhund, or splashing dog."
  • "The health care policy I have on my poodle is a better policy than what they are proposing for Americans."
  • "But Lisa Peterson of the Kennel Club says a poodle is an ideal family pet."