cock·​a·​poo ˈkä-kə-ˌpü How to pronounce cockapoo (audio)
: a dog that is a cross between a cocker spaniel and a poodle

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Here, Radziwill poses in her Parisian flat with Zinnia the cockapoo. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 12 Apr. 2023 This is no cockapoo or schnoodle. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 21 Feb. 2014 Up pops an endless stream of cockapoo photos and videos. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2022 But some pet owners are downright inspired by that uncanny valley, including Sean O’Brien, an enterprise-software salesperson in Iowa, who deliberately sought out a very human name for his cockapoo, Kyle. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 24 Oct. 2022 There was a male cocker spaniel, female cockapoo, male lurcher type, also known as a crossbred hound, and a female terrier type. Megan Marples, CNN, 28 Sep. 2022 Houston teachers now give mindfulness lessons, with ocean sounds played via YouTube, and a Chihuahua named Luci and a cockapoo named Omi have joined the district’s crisis team. Jocelyn Gecker And Dylan Lovan, Chron, 18 Aug. 2022 The professional organizers speak from the heart — Shearer, 40, owns a cockapoo named Indie and a dachshund/Italian greyhound mix named Emmett, while Teplin, 42, has a mini Bernedoodle called Mabel. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History


alteration of cocker (spaniel) + poodle

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cockapoo was in 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Cockapoo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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