York·​ie-poo ˈyȯr-kē-ˌpü How to pronounce Yorkie-poo (audio)
variants or Yorkie Poo or Yorkipoo
plural Yorkie-poos or Yorkie Poos or Yorkipoos
: a dog that is a cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a poodle and especially a miniature or toy poodle
Princess, a Yorkie-poo, liked all the toys but did have a favorite.Melissa Scallan
… Chloe, a Yorkie Poo, took turns cuddling between her owner and me.Lugene Pezzuto
"I have no words to tell you how much I love the animals," [Barbara] Mandrell said as she jumped out of her chair and went to get her cell phone so she could show off photos of her two Yorkipoos.Cindy Watts

Word History


yorkie + -poo, combining -poo and initial syllable of poodle

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yorkie-poo was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Yorkie-poo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yorkie-poo. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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