pu·​li | \ ˈpu̇-lē How to pronounce puli (audio) , ˈpyü- How to pronounce puli (audio) \
plural pulik\ ˈpu̇-​lik How to pronounce pulik (audio) \ or pulis\ ˈpu̇-​lēz How to pronounce pulis (audio) , ˈpyü-​ \

Definition of puli

: any of a breed of medium-sized agile Hungarian sheepdogs with a thick woolly coat hanging in long thin cords

Examples of puli in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Good Old Games The store currently sells more than 15 games, among them puli-joodam, or puli meka, a two-player game in which 19 pieces sit on a board with crisscrossing lines. Mallik Thatipalli, Quartz India, "Children once learned ethics and life lessons from board games—then PUBG came along," 13 Nov. 2019 When a puli hovers over a pile of leaves or glides across some dust bunnies, the surface is wiped clean. Kelly Whiteside, New York Times, "No, That’s Not a Mop. It’s a Puli.," 12 Feb. 2018 There is good reason a puli needs his coat completely dry. Kelly Whiteside, New York Times, "No, That’s Not a Mop. It’s a Puli.," 12 Feb. 2018 Meet Keki, a Hungarian puli who went as a mop for Halloween, and is basically sending the internet into convulsions of happiness. Laura Beck, Cosmopolitan, "This Dog Went as a Mop for Halloween and the Internet Can't Even," 29 Oct. 2017 That warm reception continued as Zuckerberg's keynote speech went on to include big-screen Facebook photos of his young daughter, the family's pet puli dog and his dad, who is recovering from heart surgery. Robert Reed, chicagotribune.com, "Facebook CEO talks of family, puppy and new corporate mission," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of puli

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Puli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puli. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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