noun, often capitalized
lab·​ra·​doo·​dle | \ ˈla-brə-ˌdü-dᵊl How to pronounce labradoodle (audio) \

Definition of labradoodle

: a dog that is a cross between a Labrador retriever and a poodle

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Chris Chodkowski was sitting on a bench with his wife Erica, their nine-month-old daughter and their labradoodle when a pit bull jumped onto the bench and bit into his arm, WNBC reported. Fox News, "Pit bull violently attacks man in New York's Central Park with baby daughter," 14 June 2019 One day in November, Luca watched intently while boys Reese and Grayson romped through the house with Jorgensen’s dog, labradoodle Brandi. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "A Kirkland mother’s anguished phone call brings help she never imagined," 9 Dec. 2018 The 4-year-old brown labradoodle eluded capture from an army of volunteers who had searched woods and set food traps to try and lure him out into the open. Bill Leukhardt, Courant Community, "Teddy The Labradoodle, Missing For Over A Month, Found Alive And Well," 28 Mar. 2018 There were years of therapy, some trial and error with antidepressants, and a new roommate that came in the form of a frisky brown labradoodle named Rafi. Gabrielle Birkner, Good Housekeeping, "After My Father and Stepmother's Brutal Murder, Here's What I've Learned About Grief," 26 Jan. 2018 Two labradoodles are being credited with saving an elderly woman’s life. Max Londberg, kansascity, "These dogs begged to be let outside. Then they saved a woman from freezing to death," 20 Jan. 2018 Award for the most photographed guest, however, went to Buddy (the adorable dog of artist Philip-Lorca diCorcia) who, for the night, was more social butterfly than labradoodle. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The David Zwirner Gallery Celebrates 25 Years With an Anniversary Bash," 15 Jan. 2018 Each hound and labradoodle was accompanied by its human, of course. J.b. Mackinnon, Smithsonian, "No One’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf—And That’s a Problem," 23 Oct. 2017 There was her white labradoodle, Benny Hana, pictured in the middle of a party of other dog and human models on a grand staircase. Atlanta Life, ajc, "So your dog works as a model? Don’t quit your day job," 17 July 2017

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First Known Use of labradoodle

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for labradoodle

Labrador (retriever) + poodle

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