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

Definition of Yorkie-poo

: 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

First Known Use of Yorkie-poo

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Yorkie-poo

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

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“Yorkie-poo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yorkie-poo. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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