Definition of poodle
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 : a fabric with a nubby or coarsely looped surface that resembles a poodle's coat —called also poodle cloth
Recent Examples of poodle from the Web
Meanwhile, Dunham was spotted yesterday walking her two new poodle pups, Karen and Susan, with boyfriend Jack Antonoff.
Paparazzi shots of the exes seemed to show the duo continuing to coparent Perry’s teacup poodle Nugget.
Then at the end of May, a man who claimed two poodles off of craigslist as his own took them to a hospital's five-story parking garage in Oak Lawn and threw them off.
Small breeds such as dachshunds, poodles and Chihuahuas are primarily at risk, but Chuck is a cavalier King Charles spaniel, a breed that typically develops the disease earlier in life than other small dogs.
To no ones' surprise, foster mom Kathleen has decided to adopt Mona, the deaf senior poodle-mix she's been caring for since her rescue.
Every Friday, Stanley would bring her black toy poodle, Freeway, to the Revere campus.
Across the cafeteria, Donna wears a yellow ball cap over her tight red curls and keeps a miniature poodle tucked beneath her right arm.
One of Breithaupt's most notable moves this year was tapping Katy Perry and her poodle Nugget for Citi's first global TV spot, for the company's Double Cash campaign.
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Origin and Etymology of poodle
German Pudel, short for Pudelhund, from pudeln to splash + Hund dog
First Known Use: 1773See Words from the same year
POODLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of poodle for English Language Learners
: a type of dog that has thick, curly hair
POODLE Defined for Kids
Definition of poodle for Students
: a small or medium-sized dog with a thick curly coat of solid color
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