poodle

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noun poo·dle \ˈpü-dəl\

Definition of poodle

  1. 1 :  any of a breed of intelligent dogs that have a curly dense solid-colored coat and that are grouped into standard, miniature, and toy sizes which are often considered separate breeds — compare toy poodle

  2. 2 :  a fabric with a nubby or coarsely looped surface that resembles a poodle's coat —called also poodle cloth

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Origin and Etymology of poodle

German Pudel, short for Pudelhund, from pudeln to splash + Hund dog


POODLE Defined for English Language Learners

poodle

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Definition of poodle for English Language Learners

  • : a type of dog that has thick, curly hair


POODLE Defined for Kids

poodle

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noun poo·dle \ˈpü-dəl\

Definition of poodle for Students

  1. :  a small or medium-sized dog with a thick curly coat of solid color



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