Mal·​ti·​poo ˈmȯl-tē-ˌpü How to pronounce Maltipoo (audio)
variants or less commonly maltipoo
plural Maltipoos also maltipoos
: a dog that is a cross between a Maltese and a poodle
When former first lady Barbara Bush stayed at her summer home … she often headed to nearby Gooch's Beach to walk her two little Maltipoos, Bibi and Mini-Me.Beth Quimby
Her small dog, a Maltipoo named Saffy, makes its home in a bed next to her door.Tricia Miller

Examples of Maltipoo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Coast Guard rescued the couple and Bandit, a Maltipoo who turns 1 this week, over the weekend about 90 miles off Hernando Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Ben Brasch, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 Dog Siblings Living in Different States Reunite After Finding Each Other on Instagram (Exclusive) Video of the Maltipoo acclimating to his new wheelchair shows the pup quickly figuring out how to use his front paws to propel himself forward. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 10 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Maltipoo was in 1965

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“Maltipoo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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