cock·​a·​poo | \ ˈkä-kə-ˌpü How to pronounce cockapoo (audio) \

Definition of cockapoo

: a dog that is a cross between a cocker spaniel and a poodle

Examples of cockapoo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Terri Martin believes that long-term rehab created a better quality of life for her elderly cockapoo, Biscuit, who passed away two years ago at age 22. Karen Angel, USA TODAY, "Physical therapy for dogs? Some owners turn to rehab to manage chronic pain, avoid costly surgery," 30 Nov. 2019 Osmond loves being with her dog, a black cockapoo named Rasquette, and the pup often makes appearances on her Instagram account, while Daleman, whose dad is her off-ice trainer, posts lots of skating and fitness photos. Maura Sullivan Hill, Cosmopolitan, "All The Best International Figure Skaters To Watch For At The 2018 Olympics," 7 Feb. 2018 Animal control officers removed 56 poodles and cockapoos Oct. 5 after neighbors complained of a strong odor and an Ocala police officer found the dogs. Web Staff,, "Ocala woman arrested after police found 56 neglected dogs in her home: report," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cockapoo

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cockapoo

alteration of cocker (spaniel) + poodle

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“Cockapoo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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